Johannes Mehserle

Former BART Officer Who Shot Oscar Grant III Testifies In Civil Trial Brought By Victim’s Father

The former Bay Area Rapid Transit officers who shot and killed a passenger on an Oakland train platform in the early hours of January 1st 2009 is expected to testify in a civil lawsuit brought by that man’s father.


Mehserle Verdict Protesters to Face Trial

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ Three people charged with felonies in connection with violent protests in Oakland following a verdict in the Johannes Mehserle case are heading to trial.


OPD Officials Say They Dealt Well With Unrest

Oakland Police deny that they simply stood by and allowed looting to occur during a protest after the conviction of former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle earlier this month.


Police Will Discuss Mehserle Sentencing Response

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Police agencies throughout the San Francisco Bay area this week discuss communication breakdowns and logistical problems that hindered Oakland’s response to unrest after this month’s Johannes Mehserle verdict.


Opposing Rallies in Walnut Creek over Mehserle Verdict

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) _ A rally in support of the former transit police officer convicted of killing an unarmed man took place in Walnut Creek, and the gathering drew  just as many opponents.


OPD to Address Claims of Brutality After Mehserle Riot

Oakland police leaders plan to hold a press conference Thursday to discuss their investigation into the civil unrest that took place after the Johannes Mehserle verdict.


Another Change in the Mehserle Jury

Deliberations only lasted a few hours in the trial of the former BART police officer accused of murder Wednesday. The jury had to start deliberations from scratch Wednesday morning after a new juror was seated […]


Defense Rests in Mehserle Trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ The defense has rested in the trial of a former Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer accused of murdering an unarmed black man on an Oakland train platform.


Ex-LAPD Captain Testifies in Mehserle Trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A retired Los Angeles police captain has testified he believes a former Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer accused of killing an unarmed black man didn’t have enough stun gun training. […]