In the aftermath of Tuesday’s deadly shooting of a BART police officer by a colleague, the transit agency’s police chief said on Wednesday training for his department’s officers exceeds state requirements and that his department is among the most thoroughly trained in the state.
BART police announced Wednesday that retired Police Chief Patrick Oliver, a leading law-enforcement consultant, will begin an assessment on the department’s reforms this July.
BART’s new General Manager Grace Crunican considers service for the riders and “getting back to the basics” to be her number one priority.
Police Chief Kenton Rainey said that arrests will continue if protesters continue to gather on station platforms at future demonstrations.
BART’s top cop said a man fatally shot by BART police at the Civic Center station was actually brandishing two knives at the time of the shooting on July 3.