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

Sundance Prize Goes To Dramatization Of Fruitvale BART Shooting Victim

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.

01/27/2013

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

Oscar Grant Story ‘Fruitvale’ Winner At Sundance Awards

The dramatic film “Fruitvale,” based on the story of Oscar Grant, won over audiences and Sundance Film Festival judges during the film festival’s awards presentation…

01/26/2013

Scene from "Fruitvale" (credit: Sundance Film Festival)

Oscar Grant ‘Fruitvale’ Film Creates Sundance Buzz

A movie about the shooting death of BART passenger Oscar Grant by officer Johannes Mehserle on the Fruitvale Station platform on New Year’s Day 2009 appears to be the hottest flick at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

01/22/2013

Scene from "Fruitvale" (credit: Sundance Film Festival)

Bay Area Featured In Film At The Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival returns to Park City, Utah with some films featuring the Bay Area through Steve Jobs and a film depicting the events around Oscar Grant…

01/09/2013

Oscar Grant III (CBS)

Federal Court Mulls Lawsuits Filed By Family, Friends Of Oscar Grant

A federal appeals court in San Francisco was mulling a bid by former BART officer Johannes Mehserle and two other officers to be shielded from some of the claims in lawsuits by the father and five friends of Oscar Grant III.

12/04/2012

Johannes Mehserle

Court Upholds Mehserle Conviction In Oscar Grant Shooting Case

A state appeals court in San Francisco Friday upheld the involuntary manslaughter conviction of former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle in the killing of an unarmed passenger in 2009.

CBS San Francisco–06/08/2012

Wanda Johnson, mother of Oscar Grant III, speaks to reporters in Oakland, May 11, 2012. (CBS)

Oscar Grant Family Outraged Over Mehserle Appeal Process

The mother and uncle of Oscar Grant III, an unarmed man who was killed by former Bay Area Rapid Transit police Officer Johannes Mehserle three years ago, expressed outrage Friday that they weren’t informed of Mehserle’s appellate hearing on Wednesday.

05/11/2012

Johannes Mehserle

Ex-BART Officer Mehserle Asks Appeals Court To Overturn Manslaughter Conviction

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.

05/09/2012

Oscar Grant III (CBS)

Oscar Grant Shooting Set To Become Feature Film

Hollywood filmmakers plan to bring the shooting death of Bay Area Rapid Transit passenger Oscar Grant on the Fruitvale Station platform to the big screen. Some well-known actors have apparently signed on for the film.

04/18/2012

Tony Jones, a cousin of Oscar Grant, is suing the Oakland Police Department after he was shot by an officer on February 19, 2012. (CBS)

Oscar Grant’s Cousin Sues Oakland Police Over Officer Shooting

A convicted felon who was shot and wounded by an Oakland police officer in an incident last month filed a $10 million lawsuit in federal court Wednesday accusing the officer of violating his civil rights.

03/21/2012

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