BART officer charged with murder appears in L.A. court


Carol J. Williams and Gerrick D. Kennedy (LA Now) Jan 8th, 2010 More than 100 protesters demanding justice for a Bay Area man shot to death by a BART police officer on New Year’s Day last year converged on a downtown Los Angeles courthouse today for the first proceedings since the racially charged case was […]

Trial of transit officer in BART shooting to be moved


by Cathleen Allison (LA Now/LA Times) October 16, 2009 The transit police officer accused of shooting an unarmed rider in Oakland on New Year’s Day cannot get a fair trial in Alameda County and should be tried outside the region, a Superior Court judge ruled today. The death of Oscar Grant, who allegedly was shot […]

Former BART officer Mehserle, loses bid to have murder case dropped

Twenty two year-old Oscar Grant III, right, was fatally shot in the back by a Bay Area Rapid Transit (B.A.R.T.) police officer Johannes Mehserle early on New Year's morning after police responded to reports of fighting on a train. Mehserle has been arrested in Nevada on a warrant charging homicide, 12 days after the shooting that sparked violent street protests. Collapse (Douglas County Sheriff/AP Photo)

Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer Thursday, September 10, 2009 (09-10) 15:06 PDT OAKLAND — An Alameda County judge refused Thursday to dismiss a murder charge against a former BART police officer who shot a prone passenger in the back, saying there was ample evidence to support another judge’s conclusion that the officer had known he […]

Oakland Marchers Protest Shooting and Officer Charged

Johannes Mehserle, left, talks with his attorney Christopher Miller in the East Fork Justice Court   (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)

Posted Jan 14, 09 7:56 PM CST in US (Newser Summary) – More than 1,000 protesters took to the streets of downtown Oakland this evening to protest the New Year’s Day shooting of an unarmed black man by a transit officer, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The protest comes hours after the officer, who has […]