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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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June 13, 2011 | 7:16 am

Mehserle Released From Jail

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(AP) LOS ANGELES – A white former San Francisco Bay area transit officer convicted in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man that has drawn continuing protest was released from jail early Monday after serving one year of a two-year sentence, officials said. Johannes Mehserle managed to slip away from the Los Angeles County’s […]

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Oscar Grant’s Uncle: Mehserle Not Remorseful; Mehserle Family Friend: ‘He’s Spent His Time’

June 10, 2011 | 3:07 pm

Oscar Grant’s Uncle: Mehserle Not Remorseful; Mehserle Family Friend: ‘He’s Spent His Time’

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Johannes Mehserle, the former BART policeman convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Oscar Grant, will be released from Los Angeles County jail on Monday after having served 11 months. Some community groups are planning to protest. Yesterday, KQED’s Mina Kim spoke to Cephus Johnson, Oscar Grant’s uncle, and Bill Dodd, a Napa […]

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Reports: Mehserle to Be Released Monday

June 9, 2011 | 12:40 am

Reports: Mehserle to Be Released Monday

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Former BART cop Johannes Mehserle is due to be released from prison Monday after serving less than a year for the fatal shooting of an unarmed train passenger, news reports say. Mehserle was found guilty last year of involuntary manslaughter for the New Year’s Day 2009 shooting of Oscar Grant III as Grant lay face […]

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BART Excused From Oscar Grant Civil Lawsuit

May 11, 2011 | 2:22 pm

BART Excused From Oscar Grant Civil Lawsuit

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A $50 million civil case about the shooting death of Oscar Grant III can proceed to trial, but without BART, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Marilyn Patel also said that the lawsuit filed by Oscar Grant’s mother and friends should be decided by a jury. However, she dismissed claims that BART […]

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Johannes Mehserle Denied Bail

December 3, 2010 | 11:44 am

Johannes Mehserle Denied Bail

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From the Oakland Tribune: A Los Angeles judge has denied bail for former BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle. Mehserle’s attorney Michael Rains had asked Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Perry for bail arguing in court Friday that his client met the three criteria necessary for a defendant to be released from jail on bail […]

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152 Arrested in Oakland After Mehserle Sentence

November 6, 2010 | 2:15 pm

152 Arrested in Oakland After Mehserle Sentence

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On Friday, Judge Robert Perry sentenced ex-BART policeman Johannes Mehserle to two years in prison for the 2009 shooting death of Oscar Grant. The Associated Press and San Francisco Chronicle have reported that Mehserle’s sentence will have 293 days deducted for time served and good behavior. Read the full story. UPDATE SATURDAY 1:32 p.m. One […]

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November 5, 2010 | 1:49 pm

Share Your Thoughts on the Johannes Mehserle Sentence

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A judge has sentenced Johannes Mehserle to two years in prison in the shooting death of Oscar Grant. What do you think about the sentence? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

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October 25, 2010 | 1:03 pm

Blog Beat: Oscar Grant Rally, Boxer’s IPO “Spinning,” Google PAC Goes GOP

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Oakland Local has video from Saturday’s Justice for Oscar Grant Rally in front of Oakland’s City Hall. A jury convicted former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle of involuntary manslaughter for the shooting death of Grant last year. The Chronicle has reported that Mehserle can receive from five to 14 years in prison. ILWU Rally for […]

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