PHOTOS: Peaceful reaction, violent protests after Mehserle verdict
Johannes Mehserle, the former BART Police Officer who shot and killed unarmed passenger Oscar Grant on January 1, 2009 at the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland, has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter by a Los Angeles jury.
The jury found Mehserle not guilty of the most serious charge he faced: murder. Mehserle faces five to 14 years in state prison for Grant’s killing.
These are photos of the reaction to the verdict on the streets of Oakland, as captured by Beat reporters on scene.
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More photos are available on Beat reporter Vanessa Guerra’s Flickr page.
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Vanessa Guerra and Heather McDaniel reported from Oakland, and Jennifer Courtney and Tashina Manyak reported from Los Angeles. Contact the Beat at email@example.com.