BART police oversight unit meets today

The newly formed BART Police Department Review Committee will have plenty to talk about at its meeting today.

Saturday’s highly publicized arrest of Michael Gibson, who was caught on video harrassing and berating fellow passengers before being escorted off a train at West Oakland station by a BART police officer, is sure to be high on the agenda. A video of the incident shows the officer – yet to be identified by BART because he is not facing any charges – removing the 37-year-old San Leandro man from a train and shoving him toward a wall. A window shattered when Gibson made contact.

The officer’s use of force has been questioned. Witnesses said Gibson appeared drunk; Gibson's sister says her brother suffers from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

This committee was formed in January, less than two weeks after then-Officer Johannes Mehserle fatally shot Oscar Grant III early New Year’s Day.

Just Posted

Facing scrutiny, Mayor Breed says she’s ‘not okay’ with police raids on journalists

‘The more we learn, the less appropriate it looks to me,’ mayor says of SFPD action

Report: Make Muni free to offset ride hail impacts

Study suggests best response to influx of Uber drivers is expanding access to public transit

Center helps youth with health, housing issues

Following the death of her mother two years ago, 21-year-old Tiana Faataui and her brother were left alone

‘It was like somebody pulled the plug on the drain’

Mysterious ‘tidal event’ damaged docks and threatened to sink boats

The raid on a journalist’s home is San Francisco’s disgrace — and it has only gotten worse

San Francisco’s crackdown on a journalist in an effort to uncover his… Continue reading

Most Read