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

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

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Oakland Protesters Get $1M+ Settlement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.