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BART Police Begin Cracking Down On Homeless Sleeping, Lying Down Inside Stations

BART police have begun enforcing a ban on sleeping, lying down or sitting with legs extended at Powell Street Station Monday with plans to expand the ordinance to all BART stations, prompting many homeless people to move elsewhere.

07/22/2014

Oscar Grant III (CBS)

Oscar Grant III’s Aunt Killed, 2nd Person Injured In Oakland Shooting

A 46-year-old woman who was fatally shot in East Oakland on Tuesday evening was the aunt of Oscar Grant III, an unarmed 22-year-old Hayward man who was killed by a BART police officer in 2009, according to an attorney for Grant’s father.

06/26/2014

Oscar Grant III (CBS)

Prison Inmate Father Of Oscar Grant III Testifies In Lawsuit Against Former BART Police Officer Mehserle

The father of a 22-year-old Hayward man who was fatally shot by a BART officer in Oakland in 2009 testified in federal court in San Francisco Tuesday that his son was the most treasured element in his life.

06/24/2014

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

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BART Settles Lawsuit: 5 Men Detained With Oscar Grant To Get $175,000

BART has settled a lawsuit brought by five men who were detained with Oscar Grant on the Fruitvale Station platform in Oakland when he was fatally shot.

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)

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

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

BART Police Officer Fatally Shot By Colleague During Dublin Probation Search

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.

01/21/2014

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