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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

megan sheehan slammed to floor by bart police

New Video Shows BART Cop Slamming Drunk Woman To Floor In Federal Lawsuit

Bay Area Rapid Transit police face a lawsuit claiming they used excessive force on a drunken woman last year.

04/27/2015

(Photo Credit: Bike East Bay)

BART Using Predictive Policing To Nab Bike Thieves As Thefts Spike 21 Percent Systemwide

BART’s crime analyst is figuring out, from the times and locations of the crimes and surveillance video, the pattern of the thefts, and officers have been able to nab potential thieves.

01/07/2015

A BART police officer at the Oakland Coliseum station on August 11, 2005. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Armed Suspect Arrested, Weapon Recovered At Oakland’s 12th Street BART Station

An armed suspect was taken into custody at the 12th Street BART station following a brief foot pursuit Thursday evening

01/01/2015

BART passengers board a train. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Homeless Advocates Stage Protest At SF Powell Street BART Station

About 30 people carrying placards and pillows participated in Saturday’s symbolic, sleep-in protest at the Powell Street station.

11/09/2014

Image from a YouTube video shows a BART Police officer wrestling a woman to the ground aboard a train as passengers look on. (Kareem Muslim/YouTube)

BART Police Reviews Arrest Caught On Camera Of Woman Slammed Down By Officer Aboard Train

BART police were reviewing an incident on a train at the Pittsburg/Bay Point station last week in which an officer slammed a woman to the ground as he attempted to detain her.

09/16/2014

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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

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