BART Police Department

Sgt. Tom Smith (BART Police)

Wife Of BART Police Officer Killed On Duty Files Lawsuit, Says BART Ignored Husband’s Pleas For Training

Sgt. 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.

06/01/2015

BART Police Sgt. Tom Smith during a 2013 interview. Smith was accidentally shot and killed by a colleague on January 21, 2014. (CBS)

Family Of BART Officer Killed In The Line Of Duty Files Lawsuit, Alleges Improper Training

One 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.

05/29/2015

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BART Crime Reporting App Worries ACLU, Privacy Advocates

A 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.

09/17/2014

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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.

07/01/2014

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Police Officers Frustrated By High Crime, Low Morale Enticed By Neighboring Departments

Enticed with better benefits, police departments across the Bay Area are luring Oakland officers fed up with high crime and low morale.

05/20/2014

A BART passenger shot this video of police on the scene when an officer uses a stun gun on a passenger at the San Bruno station on January 29, 2014. (CBS)

BART Police Defend Using Stun Gun On Passenger

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.

02/14/2014

A BART passenger shot this video of police on the scene when an officer uses a stun gun on a passenger at the San Bruno station on January 29, 2014. (CBS)

Video Surfaces Of BART Officer Repeatedly Using Stun Gun On Passenger

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.

02/13/2014

Detective Michael Maes has been identified as the officer who fatally shot Sgt. Tommy Smith during a probation search in Dublin on January 21, 2014. (BART Police)

BART Police Names Officer Who Fatally Shot Colleague, Will Attend Memorial

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.

01/27/2014

Sgt. Tom Smith (BART Police)

Autopsy Finds BART Officer Killed By Shot To Chest Despite Bulletproof Vest

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.

01/23/2014

Sgt. Tom Smith (BART Police)

Funeral Services To Be Held In Castro Valley For Fallen BART Officer

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.

01/23/2014

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