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BART Police Give Citizens Review Board A Taste Of Life On Patrol

OAKLAND (KCBS) – Training for the civilian board that reviews complaints against the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department will involve a taste of police life, BART officials said Thursday. The two-day training course was […]


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Oscar Grant’s Cousin Injured In Oakland Police Shooting

Tony Jones, whose cousin was Oscar Grant III, was seriously injured in the shooting and was left unable to walk, according to his attorney.


Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officers stand on the platform at the Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Police Revamping Approach To Patrolling System

BART wants its officers to be more familiar with the beats they patrol. So officials have divided four zones into five and divided those even further.


Former BART officer Mehserle's booking photo taken after his arrest in Nevada on January 13, 2009. (Douglas County, Nevada)

Ex-BART Cop Mehserle Wins Excessive Force Case

A federal jury in San Francisco has rejected an Oakland man’s claim that former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle and four other officers used excessive force when they arrested and restrained him at a BART station in 2008.


Johannes Mehserle during a court appearance. (AP photo)

Ex-BART Cop Mehserle Facing Civil Trial Over 2008 Incident

A federal civil rights trial involving accusations that former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle used excessive force in a November 2008 incident in Oakland is set to begin in San Francisco on Tuesday.


New BART General Manager Grace Crunican (Courtesy Photo)

KCBS In Depth: BART’s New General Manager

BART’s new General Manager Grace Crunican considers service for the riders and “getting back to the basics” to be her number one priority.


BART train (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: BART Police Officers To Wear Cameras

BART Police has come under scrutiny for their use of force in some tense situations. Now the agency is testing out a new program that can record their every move from their point of view.


BART graffiti

Vandals Target San Francisco BART Station After Protests

A few hours after protests ended at one Bay Area Rapid Transit station in San Francisco on Thursday, vandals destroyed machines and sprayed graffiti at another BART station across the city, an agency spokeswoman said.


Officers block an entrance to the BART Powell St. station in San Francisco (CBS)

Several Arrested In Latest BART Station Protest, Shutdown

More than 20 protesters were arrested at San Francisco’s Powell Street station Thursday evening at a rally organized by a group whose goal is to disband the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department.


An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Some East Bay Officers Complete Crisis Intervention Training

A handful of police officers from Oakland, Alameda and BART are the first to complete crisis intervention training to help de-escalate from potentially violent situations with the mentally ill.