Oscar Grant

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.

06/11/2014

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Settles Lawsuit: 5 Men Detained With Oscar Grant To Get $175,000

BART has settled a lawsuit brought by five men who were detained with Oscar Grant on the Fruitvale Station platform in Oakland when he was fatally shot.

05/20/2014

(Photo credit by MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Peaceful Vigil Marks 5-Year Anniversary Of Oscar Grant’s Shooting Death

Demonstrators gathered Wednesday afternoon for a peaceful vigil in Oakland to mark the five-year anniversary of the shooting death of Oscar Grant who was killed by a BART police officer on New Year’s Day.

01/01/2014

Oscar Grant III (CBS)

Demonstration Planned In Oakland To Mark 5th Anniversary Of Oscar Grant Shooting

Oakland city officials are alerting residents about demonstrations planned in the city tonight and Wednesday afternoon.

12/31/2013

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officers patrol the platform at the Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  The hacker group "Anonymous" staged a demonstration at a BART station this evening after BART officials turned off cell phne service in its stations last week during a disruptive protest following a fatal shooting of a man by BART police.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Auditor Finds Improved BART Police Force Since Oscar Grant Shooting

A report issued Thursday by an independent expert found that BART police have made significant progress in enacting reforms since unarmed passenger Oscar Grant III was fatally shot by police at the Fruitvale station in 2009.

12/05/2013

Cephus Johnson spoke at Friday's rally in Oakland. (CBS)

‘Urban Shield’ Officer Training Event Greeted By Protests In Downtown Oakland

A small group of people gathered in front of the Marriott Hotel in downtown Oakland today to protest the “Urban Shield” law enforcement disaster training event being hosted by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office at the hotel this weekend.

10/25/2013

Michael B. Jordan (credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Post-‘Fruitvale,’ Michael B. Jordan wants It All

The 26-year-old actor is in discussions for key roles in several big-budget studio movies after his star turn in this summer’s indie “Fruitvale Station”

10/10/2013

Mehserle served for two years on the BART Police force and had become a father within days of the shooting. (CBS)

Court Gives Oscar Grant’s Father OK To Sue Ex-BART Cop For Fatal Shooting

A federal appeals court in San Francisco Tuesday cleared the way for a trial on two civil rights lawsuits filed against former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle and other officers by the father of Oscar Grant III and five of Grant’s friends.

07/30/2013

Michael B. Jordan & Ariana Neal in "Fruitvale Station" (credit: The Weinstein Company)

‘Fruitvale Station’ Movie Delivers Nuanced Portrait Of Oscar Grant

Oscar Grant did not deserve to die. That is the central message of the new film “Fruitvale Station.”

07/28/2013

Michael B. Jordan as Oscar Grant in 'Fruitvale'  (credit: The Weinstein Company)

‘Fruitvale Station’: Recreating A Tragic Loss Of A Life

Michael B. Jordan, director Ryan Coogler discuss their award-winning film about the last day of Oscar Grant, the young man fatally shot by a BART transit cop…

07/21/2013

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