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BART Exonerates Officer in Fatal Shooting

July 10, 2012 | 9:42 am

BART Exonerates Officer in Fatal Shooting

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By Zusha Elinson, Bay City News BART has exonerated a police officer who shot and killed a knife-wielding homeless man on the Civic Center platform last July, The Bay Citizen has learned. The results of the BART police department’s yearlong internal investigation came five months after the San Francisco district attorney determined the officer, James […]

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Attorney: Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against BART Police Will Proceed Despite DA Exoneration

February 23, 2012 | 2:10 pm

Attorney: Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against BART Police Will Proceed Despite DA Exoneration

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A civil rights attorney says he is unmoved by official accounts of why a BART policeman shot a homeless man dead, and will sue the transit agency anyway. In a report made public Tuesday, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón cleared BART police officer James Crowell of criminal wrongdoing, finding no grounds to charge him. […]

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Linton Johnson Reassigned by BART; “You’ll Have to Go to the Communications Department I Built”

November 14, 2011 | 12:35 pm

Linton Johnson Reassigned by BART; “You’ll Have to Go to the Communications Department I Built”

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BART today announced a re-organization of its communications department that does not include longtime spokesperson Linton Johnson. When contacted by the San Francisco Examiner, Johnson said, “They’re telling me I no longer speak for the district. If you want answers, you’ll have to go the communications department that I built.” BART outlined Johnson’s new role […]

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August 18, 2011 | 2:55 pm

Anonymous vs. BART, as Told by the Taiwanese Animators

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Next Media Animation, known to most of the media-consuming world as “The Taiwanese Animators,” whipped up this little vignette about the war raging between BART and an indeterminate number of anonymous hackers. Apparently, Anonymous, whoever they are, approves. One of the Twitter accounts associated with the group just tweeted it out. A couple of days […]

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August 17, 2011 | 11:18 am

Hacker Publishes Personal Info of BART Police; BART Deputy Chief Says Police Officers Association Hacked

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Update Thursday: From the Chronicle, regarding responsibility for yesterday’s hack: Anonymous did not take responsibility for the hacking of the BART police union website. A resident of the Canadian province of Ontario, speaking on behalf of this week’s BART protest organizers, said someone using the name Lamalin_5mg offered a link to the leaked police information […]

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BART Releases Security Camera Video of Civic Center Shooting

July 21, 2011 | 3:50 pm

BART Releases Security Camera Video of Civic Center Shooting

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Update 5:34 p.m. The video has just been posted to BART’s You Tube Channel. It’s embedded below. Note this advisory from BART: “While the platform video does not show Charles Hill, please be advised that due to the nature of the incident, viewers should use discretion in choosing whether to view it.” Update 3:50 p.m. […]

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July 11, 2011 | 6:47 pm

BART Delays Due to Protest Over Shooting

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(Bay City News) Close to 100 protesters gathered before the start of Monday evening’s commute for a demonstration at the Civic Center BART station in San Francisco, and in response to the crowd’s disruption of evening train service at the station, BART has temporarily suspended service at that station. Further reports indicated that Powell station […]

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