A civil rights lawsuit filed by the family of a homeless man fatally shot by a BART police officer at a San Francisco station two years ago has been dismissed by a federal magistrate in Oakland.
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon has concluded that a BART police officer “acted lawfully in self-defense” when he fatally shot Charles Hill at the Civic Center station last summer.
The family of a homeless man who was fatally shot by a BART police officer last July has filed a wrongful death and civil rights lawsuit claiming that he didn’t pose a serious danger even though he was armed with two knives and a bottle.
BART’s new General Manager Grace Crunican considers service for the riders and “getting back to the basics” to be her number one priority.
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 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.
A few hours after protests ended at one Bay Area Rapid Transit station in San Francisco on Thursday, vandals destroyed machines and sprayed graffiti at another BART station across the city, an agency spokeswoman said.
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.