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.
A dramatic film about the last day in the life of a man shot to death in Oakland by a BART police officer on New Year’s Day 2009 was awarded a top prize for a dramatic film at the Sundance Film Festival.
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.
Oakland police said Friday that they are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who allegedly attempted to sexually assault a woman on a busy street in the city’s Fruitvale District in the middle of the day on Thursday.
A man was taken to the hospital after a shooting a few blocks from the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland Monday night.
Nearly 100 people gathered at the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland Thursday night to protest the fatal shooting of Derrick Jones by two police officers on Monday.
Oakland police are coordinating with other law enforcement agencies to prepare for possible protests after former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle is sentenced in Los Angeles on Friday morning.