New BART Police Chief Faces Challenges Leading Agency's DepartmentBART's Board of Directors swore in Carlos Rojas as the new chief of the transit agency's Police Department Thursday morning during their regular meeting in Oakland.
Wife Of BART Police Officer Killed On Duty Files Lawsuit, Says BART Ignored Husband’s Pleas For TrainingSgt. Tommy Smith was shot and killed by a fellow BART officer during a search of a Dublin apartment last year. Smith’s widow said she is filing a lawsuit against BART, saying the transit agency ignored her husband’s pleas for more training.
Family Of BART Officer Killed In The Line Of Duty Files Lawsuit, Alleges Improper TrainingOne year after a BART Police officer was killed in the line of duty by his partner, the officer’s family has filed a lawsuit, accusing the transit agency of improper police training.
BART Crime Reporting App Worries ACLU, Privacy AdvocatesA new app from BART is supposed to be a discreet way to report crime on the transit system. But privacy advocates and the American Civil Liberties Union are sounding the alarm.
Jury Rejects Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed By Oscar Grant's Father A jury has rejected a civil rights lawsuit filed by Oscar Grant's father, stemming from Grant's killing by BART police officer, Johannes Mehserle, in 2009.
Oakland Police Officers Frustrated By High Crime, Low Morale Enticed By Neighboring DepartmentsEnticed with better benefits, police departments across the Bay Area are luring Oakland officers fed up with high crime and low morale.
BART Police Defend Using Stun Gun On PassengerThe chief of the BART Police Department defended the actions of an officer who repeatedly used a stun gun on a passenger late last month. Meanwhile, KPIX 5 has obtained a second video of the incident.
Video Surfaces Of BART Officer Repeatedly Using Stun Gun On PassengerVideo has been obtained by KPIX 5 showing a BART police officer who repeatedly used a stun gun to subdue a passenger in front of other riders.
BART Police Names Officer Who Fatally Shot Colleague, Will Attend MemorialBART's police chief named the officer who accidentally killed his colleague last week and said he's seeking the U.S. Department of Justice's help on some potential policy changes.
Autopsy Finds BART Officer Killed By Shot To Chest Despite Bulletproof VestIn the aftermath of Tuesday’s deadly shooting of a BART police officer by a colleague, the transit agency’s police chief said on Wednesday training for his department's officers exceeds state requirements and that his department is among the most thoroughly trained in the state.
Funeral Services To Be Held In Castro Valley For Fallen BART OfficerA public funeral will be held in Castro Valley next Wednesday for BART police Sgt. Tom "Tommy" Smith, who died after he was accidentally shot by a colleague during a probation search in Dublin on Tuesday.
Subject Of BART Police Probation Search That Turned Deadly Charged In RobberyThe suspect whose apartment BART police officers were searching on Tuesday when Sgt. Tom "Tommy" Smith was fatally shot by a colleague has been charged with second-degree robbery for crime that occurred at an Oakland BART station last week, according to court documents.