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[By California Beat | 29 Jan 2009 | No Comments]

1/29/2008 13:50 PM PST UPDATE: The San Francisco Chronicle and KPIX-TV are reporting Thursday afternoon that BART plans to hand off their internal affairs investigation of the Oscar Grant incident to an outside law firm to “ensure its independence, and to ensure the outcome is more credible to the public,” according to BART Board of Director Joel Keller speaking with CBS5-TV. The Chronicle is also reporting that they are asking an outside firm to do a top-down review of the transit agency’s police force.

OAKLAND, CALIF — The newly created Police oversight committee of the BART Board of Directors met for the first time Wednesday morning to discuss the department’s handling of the New Year’s Day shooting death of Oscar Grant by one of their police officers but were once again slammed by infuriated African American business, political and religious leaders after new video released last week shows Grant being punched …

BART Police Shooting »

[By California Beat | 27 Jan 2009 | No Comments]


By Tim Jue / Beat Staff Writer

There is a growing chorus of frustrated community members, angered by the apparent beating and shooting death of 22 year-old Oscar Grant New Year’s morning by a transit police officer, calling for the immediate resignation of BART Chief of Police Gary Gee and General Manager Dorothy Dugger.

Two BART Board of Directors were among those demanding the two quit after the latest home video clip of the incident at the Fruitvale Station in Oakland was broadcast by KTVU-TV Friday night showing the moments before Grant was shot and killed by former BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle, 27.

The new video, an exclusive to KTVU-TV, showed a second transit officer coming up to Grant as he and his friends were lined up against a platform wall, raise his right fist, and deliver a hard punch to Grant’s face. Afterward, Grant sank to the floor after the officer, …

BART Police Shooting »

[By California Beat | 8 Jan 2009 | One Comment]

OAKLAND, CALIF — Hundreds of angry community members packed a morning meeting of the BART Board of Directors and lambasted them and their agency over the New Year’s Day shooting death of an unarmed 22 year-old at the Fruitvale train station by a BART Police officer who has since resigned from the force.

BART Police Shooting »

[By California Beat | 7 Jan 2009 | 2 Comments]

Mourners stop for a moment of silence Wednesday afternoon at a memorial at the Fruitvale BART Station for Oscar Grant, the man slain by a BART Police Officer New Year’s morning.

By Tim Jue / Beat Staff Writer

Fifty protesters, including an Oakland city councilwoman and several prominent religious leaders, crowded the office of Alameda County District Attorney Tom Orloff Wednesday morning while hundreds of other protesters demonstrated in the evening calling for criminal charges to be filed against the former BART Police officer who shot 22 year-old Oscar Grant to death New Year’s Day at the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland, the Oakland Tribune reported.