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[By Tashina Manyak | 17 Jun 2010 | Comments Off]
Former BART Police Officer Marysol Domenici (Courtesy Karina Vargas via YouTube)

(6/17) — UPDATED 23:36 PDT — LOS ANGELES — Former BART Police Officer Marysol Domenici, whose role in the events leading up to the shooting of unarmed BART passenger Oscar Grant by former BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle has sparked controversy, took the witness stand Thursday in Mehserle’s second-degree murder trial.

BART Police Shooting, Cops & Courts »

[By Tashina Manyak | 11 Jun 2010 | Comments Off]
Grant's uncle Cephus Johnson answers questions on witness Jamil Dewar and what it felt like to watch amateur video, following today's court session. (Jennifer Courtney)

(6/11) — UPDATED 22:40 PDT — LOS ANGELES — A young friend of Oscar Grant broke down in tears on the witness stand today as video he filmed of Grant’s shooting by former BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle was played for a Los Angeles jury.

And multiple witnesses who took the stand on the second day of Mehserle’s second-degree murder trial said Grant did not resist arrest before the former officer shot him.

BART Police Shooting, Cops & Courts »

[By Tashina Manyak | 10 Jun 2010 | Comments Off]
Aidge Patterson and other activists with the LA Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant gather outside the Downtown Los Angeles courthouse where opening statements were held in the second-degree murder trial against Johannes Mehserle.

(6/10) — 23:30 PDT — LOS ANGELES — Opening statements were presented in a Los Angeles courtroom Thursday morning in the historic second-degree murder trial of former BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle, who shot unarmed BART passenger Oscar Grant on New Year’s Day 2009.

The trial marks the first time a police officer in California has been tried for murder for a killing committed while on duty.

BART Police Shooting »

[By California Beat | 4 Jan 2009 | 12 Comments]

Updated: 1/5/2008 2:00 p.m. PST with image stills from home video and the new lawsuit being filed against BART.

By Tim Jue / Beat Staff Writer

Disturbing home video obtained and broadcast by Bay Area television stations Saturday evening shows the killing of an unarmed¬†22 year-old Hayward man by a San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit Police officer at the Fruitvale Station in Oakland, Calif. during the early morning hours of New Year’s Day.