Followup-Filter: Former BART Ofcr. Johannes Mehserle, who shot and killed Oscar Grant
, has been sentenced
after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter
]. Although the jury originally did not believe the officer's story - that he had intended to reach for and fire his taser but grabbed his firearm instead - the prosecution offered insufficient evidence to show that the use of his firearm was intentional. Former Ofcr. Mehserle will spend 2 years in prison for the shooting.
posted by thesmophoron
on Nov 6, 2010 -
BART Police stripped of Tasers.
After a sergeant attempted to taser a 13 year old boy, fleeing on bicycle, BART has decided to remove Tasers from the BART Police force. “What are you going to do about Tasers? What are you going to do with officer who does something silly like shoot their Taser out of a window at the victim?” asked Sweet. “BART does not have enough insurance to pay for some of the things we do.” Previously.
posted by yeloson
on Apr 16, 2010 -
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posted by madajb
on Feb 27, 2010 -