Fruitvale BART Station
Several hundred people gathered in front of the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland Thursday to remember and celebrate the life of Oscar Grant III, who was shot and killed by a BART police officer there on New Year’s Day in 2009.
A federal judge has given preliminary approval to a $1 million settlement in a lawsuit filed against the city of Oakland and Alameda County on behalf of 150 people who were arrested during a 2010 protest related to the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant III.
Hundreds of people gathered at the Grand Lake Theater near Oakland’s Lake Merritt Thursday evening for a private screening of the film “Fruitvale Station” which depicts the last 24 hours in the life of Oscar Grant III.
After earning top marks at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, the film “Fruitvale Station,” which depicts the last day of Oscar Grant III’s life before he was fatally shot by a BART police officer, will be screened for the first time in the Bay Area on Thursday.
Oakland police have released a sketch of a man wanted in connection with the attempted kidnapping of a 25-year-old woman near the Fruitvale BART station last month.
Four years after his shooting death by a BART police officer, a vigil was held in Oakland for Oscar Grant asking for justice and that criminal charges be brought against the officers involved.