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BART Police Shooting »

[By Beat News Service | 15 Nov 2010 | No Comments]
Johannes Mehserle

Johannes Mehserle, the former BART Police officer sentenced to two years in state prison for the shooting death of Oscar Grant in 2009, will return to Los Angeles County Superior Court on December 3 for a bail hearing, according to the Court.

Mehserle’s defense has requested that Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Perry allow Mehserle to be released on bail pending an appeal of his involuntary manslaughter conviction. If Perry grants the motion, Mehserle could be released from custody after posting bond.

BART Police Shooting, Oakland »

[By Beat News Service | 4 Nov 2010 | One Comment]
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OAKLAND — Numerous downtown businesses took no chances and covered storefront glass with plywood Thursday afternoon in preparation for Friday morning’s sentencing of former BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle.

A handful of shops, including the 24 Hour fitness branch on Webster and 20th Avenue covered windows with boards and secured doors for what some shop owners fear could be another violent reaction from the public to the emotionally charged case.