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Jury Rejects Lawsuit by Oscar Grant’s Father

July 1, 2014 | 2:32 pm

Jury Rejects Lawsuit by Oscar Grant’s Father

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Jurors find slain BART passenger’s dad, in jail for life, had no meaningful family relationship with son.

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BART Cop Johannes Mehserle Recalls Details of Oscar Grant Shooting

June 13, 2014 | 3:20 pm

BART Cop Johannes Mehserle Recalls Details of Oscar Grant Shooting

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Testimony comes as jury hears suit from imprisoned father over fatal shooting of his son in 2009.

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Court Rules Oscar Grant’s Father, Friends Can Sue Mehserle, BART Officers

July 30, 2013 | 1:31 pm

Court Rules Oscar Grant’s Father, Friends Can Sue Mehserle, BART Officers

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SAN FRANCISCO (KQED and AP) — A federal appeals court says Oscar’s Grant father can proceed with a civil rights lawsuit against Johannes Mehserle, the BART officer who shot and killed his son on a train platform. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ unanimous decision on Tuesday affirmed a lower court’s ruling. It rejected  […]

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June 8, 2012 | 3:45 pm

Appeals Court Upholds Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction of Johannes Mehserle

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SAN FRANCISCO (Bay City News) A state appeals court in San Francisco today upheld the involuntary manslaughter conviction of former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle in the killing of an unarmed passenger in 2009. Mehserle, 30, has already served his sentence for the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant, 22, of Hayward, at BART’s Fruitvale station […]

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Oscar Grant’s Family Says Weren’t Informed of Mehserle Appeal Hearing, Express Outrage

May 11, 2012 | 11:42 am

Oscar Grant’s Family Says Weren’t Informed of Mehserle Appeal Hearing, Express Outrage

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OAKLAND (Bay City News) The mother and uncle of Oscar Grant III, an unarmed man who was killed by former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle three years ago, expressed outrage today that they weren’t informed of Mehserle’s appellate hearing on Wednesday. Speaking at a news conference in Oakland this morning, Grant’s mother, Wanda Johnson, and […]

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May 9, 2012 | 2:29 pm

Mehserle Lawyer Argues in Court to Overturn Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former California transit officer who fatally shot an unarmed man on an Oakland train platform in 2009 has asked an appeals court to overturn his conviction. A lawyer for Johannes Mehserle argued Wednesday that the shooting death of 22-year-old Oscar Grant was a tragic mistake but not involuntary manslaughter. Attorney […]

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December 1, 2011 | 1:40 pm

Federal Jury Rejects Brutality Claim Against Mehserle, Other Officers

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A man who accused former BART officer Johannes Mehserle and four other officers for beating him in 2008 lost a federal civil rights case for $1 million this morning. Kenneth Carrethers claimed the officers kicked, punched and hog-tied him after he berated them for not doing enough about recent car burglaries at an Oakland station […]

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July 16, 2011 | 12:19 pm

Oscar Grant Friend, Present at BART Incident, Shot Dead

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(Bay City News Service) The Alameda County coroner’s bureau identified a man who was fatally shot in a gas station parking lot in Hayward Friday evening as Johntue Caldwell, one of the men traveling with Oscar Grant III when he was shot and killed on a BART platform in 2009. Police discovered Caldwell, 25, suffering […]

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June 28, 2011 | 2:51 pm

BART Agrees to Pay Oscar Grant’s Mother $1.3 Million

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(Bay City News) – Oakland – BART officials said today that the agency has reached a $1.3 million settlement with the mother of Oscar Grant III, a Hayward man who was fatally shot by former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle at the Fruitvale station in Oakland on Jan. 1, 2009. BART spokesman Linton Johnson said […]

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Morning Splash: Mehserle Release; Prop 8 Hearing; Harold Camping Suffers Stroke

June 13, 2011 | 7:49 am

Morning Splash: Mehserle Release; Prop 8 Hearing; Harold Camping Suffers Stroke

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Mehserle Released From Jail (Oakland Tribune) Former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle was released from jail early Monday morning after serving just over 11 months of a two-year-prison term given to the 29-year-old after he was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for killing Oscar Grant III. Mehserle’s release at 12:01 a.m. was confirmed by a […]

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