A judge issued a preliminary injunction Friday against five alleged Norteno gang members in Oakland’s Fruitvale district but delayed a ruling on 35 other reputed members.
Former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle is spending time with his family this week after his release from jail for killing BART passenger Oscar Grant III, his attorney said Wednesday.
A former Bay Area Rapid Transit officer convicted of the fatal shooting of an unarmed man has been released from jail after serving one year of a two-year sentence.
Oakland officials are taking extra precautions as a rally and march are scheduled for Sunday afternoon to protest the early release of former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle from prison.
Johannes Mehserle has served eleven months of a two-year sentence for the New Years Day 2009 shooting of Oscar Grant III. A judge has granted leniency, allowing him to be released later this month.
The legality and the effectiveness of gang injunctions are being tested in Oakland. Around 40 gang members have been named in a proposed injunction that covers the city’s Fruitvale district.
Oakland officials have agreed to continue supporting the city’s gang injunctions.
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that BART, as an organization, cannot be held legally responsible for the 2009 shooting death of Oscar Grant III at Oakland’s Fruitvale Station.
The Oakland City Attorney’s Office, which has filed lawsuits against two gangs in the city, still plans to file a lawsuit against a third gang at some point in the near future, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Two men arrested for looting after the verdict in the Oscar Grant case were ordered to pay $25,000 to the owner of an Oakland jewelry store that was robbed.