Former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle and four current officers were in federal court in San Francisco Tuesday for the start of a civil trial in which they are accused of using excessive force on an Oakland man three years ago.
A federal civil rights trial involving accusations that former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle used excessive force in a November 2008 incident in Oakland is set to begin in San Francisco on Tuesday.
BART police officers are expected to participate in a community cleanup day and attend a block party in Oakland’s Fruitvale District Saturday.
BART Police has come under scrutiny for their use of force in some tense situations. Now the agency is testing out a new program that can record their every move from their point of view.
The Bay Area Rapid Transit police force was the focus of a lawmakers’ hearing in Sacramento Tuesday, and there were plenty of questions about the status of reforms following two deadly shootings by BART police officers.
The transit agency was contemplating seeking restraining orders against people arrested at multiple events.
About two-dozen anti-BART protesters marched along San Francisco’s Market Street Monday evening in the fifth consecutive Monday rush-hour demonstration.
Another Monday means another protest at downtown San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit stations.
More than 20 protesters were arrested at San Francisco’s Powell Street station Thursday evening at a rally organized by a group whose goal is to disband the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department.
For the third consecutive Monday, BART officials had warned commuters that stations may be closed due to this planned protest by the hacker group “Anonymous.”