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Mehserle Judge Instructs Jurors To Rule Out First-Degree Murder

June 30, 2010
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Perry said evidence proves that the former BART police officer did not plan to kill the 22-year-old Oscar Grant on Oakland's Fruitvale BART station platform.

Mehserle Weeps During Testimony, Grant Friend Distrupts Proceeding

June 25, 2010
Mehserle told a jury in a Los Angeles courtroom that he remembered hearing "a pop" that "wasn't very loud," thinking his TASER had malfunctioned, and then looking down to see his gun in his right hand.

Mehserle Takes the Witness Stand

June 24, 2010
During the hour of testimony, Mehserle described his childhood dream of becoming a police officer, discussed Taser training and said he thought Officer Anthony Pirone has an aggressive style to his police work.

Trainer Says Mehserle Was Trained In TASER Use

June 24, 2010
Lehman also testified that a right-handed officer such as Mehserle was not allowed to position the Taser next to the pistol on the right hip unless he aimed the weapon's handle in the opposite direction, making only a left-handed draw possible.

Ex-BART Officer Suprised Mehserle Used Sidearm

June 21, 2010
Testifying Friday in the second-degree murder trial of Mehserle, Pirone said he was surprised when Mehserle asked him to get back, because he had a knee on the back of the face-down Grant who was "wiggling."

Second ex-BART Officer On the Scene Testifies In Mehserle Trial

June 18, 2010
During her testimony on the witness stand, Domenici was shown snippets of video showing her role in the confrontation, and testified that she didn't remember Grant touching her.

Oakland Police To Receive Crowd Control Training

June 18, 2010
The department hopes to avert a replay of rioting that occurred in January 2009, after Mehserle was arrested, then released on bail.

Mehserle's Movements During BART Shooting Dissected at Murder Trial

June 16, 2010
If former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle intended to shoot and kill Oscar Grant during an arrest on an Oakland train platform, the way he went about it violated much of what he learned in training.

Witness Says Mehserle Expressed Surprise After BART Shooting

June 15, 2010
A young man who was sitting inches from Oscar Grant when he was fatally shot by a former BART police officer said Monday that the officer, Johannes Mehserle, had blurted out a common term of shock.

Girlfriend of Oscar Grant Testifies She Called Him Moments Before Shooting

June 14, 2010
Mesa testified that she talked to Grant, who told her, "They're beating us up for no reason. I'll call you back."

Grant Photographed Mehserle With TASER Before Shooting, Prosecutor Says

June 10, 2010
Grant is said to have used a cell phone camera to capture an image of the officer, who is now on trial in Los Angeles for murder.

Jury Seated In BART Trial: No Blacks

June 9, 2010
After a day of questioning of potential jurors on Thursday in the Los Angeles murder trial of the former officer, a judge empaneled a jury of eight men and four women that includes seven whites, four Latinos and one Indian American.

Should Ex-BART Officer Testify at His Murder Trial?

June 8, 2010
The only person who knows for sure why former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle killed an unarmed train rider is Mehserle himself. But whether he will explain the shooting at his murder trial is an open question - and a monumental one.

BART Shooting Jurors Answer 121 Questions

June 2, 2010
Potential jurors considering the fate of former BART transit officer Johannes Mehserle have been given a 15-page questionnaire with 121 questions on a broad range of topics.

Mehserle's Intent Is the Focus of BART Trial Starting Today

June 2, 2010
The defense will argue not that Mehserle acted in self defense, but that the shooting was accidental because Mehserle believed he drew his Taser in the four seconds he drew his sidearm and fired.

Subject Killed in New Year's 2009 BART Incident Had Criminal Past

June 1, 2010
Defense attorneys representing Officer Johannes Mehserle in a murder trial that begins Wednesday in Los Angeles plan to call to the stand a San Leandro, Calif., police officer who says Oscar Grant ran from him and a fellow officer with a loaded pistol in 2006 after a traffic stop, forcing the officers to shock him with a Taser and then kick him when he wouldn't put his hands behind his back.

BART Fires Second Officer in Fruitville Station Shooting

April 23, 2010
Officer Tony Pirone was seen on cell-phone video punching Grant, then kneeling on him when Officer Johannes Mehserle shot him.

Two of Four Candidates for BART Chief Are Women

April 19, 2010
Two of the four finalists to lead the Bay Area Rapid Transit's police department are women.

BART Agrees To $1.5 Million Settlement In Grant Shooting

January 28, 2010
The lawsuit came as a response to the shooting of 22-year-old Grant by 28-year-old BART officer Johannes Mehserle, who has said he meant to grab his TASER but used his gun instead.

Top 10 Law Enforcement Stories of 2009

December 30, 2009
Which stories will make the PoliceMag.com list of the top LE stories of 2009? You can bet you'll find President Obama on this list.
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