An ex-Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer fired for escalating a confrontation with passengers that led to the slaying of an unarmed man has been charged with unemployment fraud.
Bay Area Rapid Transit will soon begin major upgrades to its police communications center and computer systems so that central command can respond more rapidly to crimes and disturbances, transit officials said.
A Craigslist posting helped lead police to a cache of bikes and parts officers believe were stolen from Bay Area Rapid Transit passengers.
BART officials are warning the public to beware of individuals selling fraudulent fare cards at the subway’s stations to ticket buyers. Along with fraudulent tickets, BART officials want to do something about thefts of sought-after cell phones and tablet computers.
BART and Oakland Police have teamed up to combat an increase in street robberies over the past few months. They’re handing out flyers on how to avoid being a robbery victim and how to protect yourself.
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.
BART police have released some high numbers for fare evaders that were stopped and ended up having warrants out for their arrest.
Lawyers for former Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Johannes Mehserle asked a state appeals court in San Francisco Wednesday to overturn his involuntary manslaughter conviction in the killing of unarmed passenger Oscar Grant at an Oakland station in 2009.
Hollywood filmmakers plan to bring the shooting death of Bay Area Rapid Transit passenger Oscar Grant on the Fruitvale Station platform to the big screen. Some well-known actors have apparently signed on for the film.
Police are searching for three suspects who attacked a man Wednesday inside Colma BART Station, said a spokeswoman for Bay Area Rapid Transit.