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Judges: Grant Family Suits Against Ex-BART Officers Can Go Forward

July 31, 2013
Several lawsuits against BART police officers over the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant in 2009 can move forward, a three-judge panel ruled Tuesday.

Oakland Protesters Get $1M+ Settlement

June 25, 2013
About 150 protesters arrested by the Oakland Police Department during an Oscar Grant rally will have their arrest records expunged and receive at least $4,500 each under an agreement reached with the city and Alameda County.

BART Pays $1.3 Million to Oscar Grant's Mother

June 30, 2011
The Bay Area Rapid Transit has agreed to a legal settlement with the family of Oscar Grant and will pay $1.3 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit over his death.

Mehserle Released from L.A. County Jail

June 13, 2011
The early release today of former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Officer Johannes Mehserle brought about two dozen sign-wavers to downtown Los Angeles to object to the officer's early release.

Former BART Officer Johannes Mehserle to be Released from Jail

May 31, 2011
A year after facing a lifetime in prison for killing an unarmed BART passenger, former transit police Officer Johannes Mehserle will be released from jail in a couple of weeks.

BART to Issue TASERs to Every Officer

May 27, 2011
The agency's board on Thursday approved the purchase of 130 of the electronic control devices. The $140,775 purchase of the additional stun guns was recommended by outside consultants following the fatal 2009 New Year's Day shooting of Oscar Grant by then BART police officer Johannes Mehserle.

Judge Denies Bail for Mehserle

December 4, 2010
Former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle will continue to serve his seven-month term in jail while an appeal of a jury's involuntary manslaughter conviction against him moves through the courts, a judge declared Friday.

Oakland Mob Smashes Windshields, 100 Arrested

November 6, 2010
During Friday's rioting, a holster and gun were ripped from the belt of an Oakland officer. Another officer was struck by a car.

Video: Mehserle Sentenced To 2 Years

November 5, 2010
In issuing his sentence, Judge Robert Perry also threw out the gun enhancement, saying it was not supported by the evidence.

Mehserle: Prison or Probation? Judge Gets Briefs

October 28, 2010
Prosecutors are making a case for prison time for Mehserle, 28, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in July and has been jailed in Los Angeles ever since. The defense seeks his release on probation.

Mehserle's Attorney Wants New Trial

October 5, 2010
In requesting a new trial, defense lawyer Michael Rains said information released by TASER International Inc. after the trial undermined Alameda County prosecutor David Stein's statement that no officer has ever mistook his black sidearm for a yellow TASER.

Lessons Learned from the Mehserle Trial

August 9, 2010

The Mehserle story serves as a cautionary tale for all officers and all law enforcement agencies.

Oakland Riot Strategy and Tactics (Part 1 of 2)

July 27, 2010
I watched as police response, low key at first, transformed to counter the crowd that had turned into a riotous mob. I was highly impressed by the professional, organized and disciplined police response.

Mehserle Sentencing Pushed Back to Nov. 5

July 15, 2010
The sentencing date for former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle has been pushed back three months, to Nov. 5, to allow attorneys to prepare for what is expected to be a lengthy hearing.

BART Verdict: Consider a Weak-Hand TASER Draw

July 9, 2010
It is essential that trainers put officers through their paces with training that is dynamic, stress-inducing, and requires officers to make force-options decisions that truly test the officer's ability to be ready for stressful encounters on the street.

Mehserle's Letter to the Public

July 9, 2010
In the letter, which was published by SF Gate.com, Mehserle apologizes for shooting the unarmed Oscar Grant on Jan. 1, 2009 on the Fruitville Station platform.

Grant Supporters Desecrate Fresno Police Memorial

July 9, 2010
Walls with the names of 58 officers who died in the line of duty were covered in white paint, and notes were left stating, "Rest in peace Oscar Grant."

83 Arrested In Oakland BART Verdict Protests Led By Anarchist Agitators

July 9, 2010
Many of the arrestees were anarchist agitators who weren't from Oakland.

Former BART Officer Mehserle Convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter

July 8, 2010
The verdict was the first conviction of an officer or deputy on any murder charge in Los Angeles County in almost three decades.

Major League Baseball Team Warned of Possible Riots in Oakland This Weekend

July 8, 2010
Major League Baseball has called the Los Angeles Angels to warn them about the possibility of riots in Oakland this weekend during their series with the Oakland A's if a verdict comes down in the case of a former Bart officer who is on trial for shooting an unarmed man on a train platform.
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