BART Police Department
The 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 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’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.
In 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.
A 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.
The 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.
The widow and family members of slain Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Sgt. Tommy Smith spoke out publicly for the first time Wednesday afternoon following word of his death.
A Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer was accidentally shot and killed by another officer during a probation search at an apartment complex in Dublin Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
BART police announced Wednesday that retired Police Chief Patrick Oliver, a leading law-enforcement consultant, will begin an assessment on the department’s reforms this July.
Police officers and prosecutors who work in the four counties served by Bay Area Rapid Transit are eligible for smartcards that allow them to ride for free when they are off duty, BART officials announced Wednesday.