The U.S. Department of Justice’s civil rights division will investigate a white former transit officer who was convicted in state court of killing an unarmed black man – a verdict that touched off angry protests and more than 80 arrests in Oakland.
In a move reminiscent of the Rodney King beating case in Los Angeles, the federal government said it intends to investigate Johannes Mehserle, who was found guilty Thursday in state court of involuntary manslaughter in the death of 22-year-old Oscar Grant.
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- Appeals Court Mulls Mehserle Bid For Immunity In Lawsuit Filed By Oscar Grant’s Father (sfappeal.com)
- BART Officer Who Fatally Shot Oscar Grant Seeks Legal Shield From Lawsuits (kron4.com)
- Tony Pirone shouldn’t have a badge (indybay.org)
- Oakland Riots Turn Violent After Police Officer Shooting of Unarmed Black Man Oscar Grant (binside.typepad.com)
- Ex-bart Police Officer Johannes Mehserle Arrested Charged With Murder of Oscar Grant (binside.typepad.com)
- Federal Court Mulls Lawsuits Filed By Family, Friends Of Oscar Grant (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com)
- Where Was This Outrage When Oscar Grant Was Killed? (bothwell.typepad.com)
- Justice for Alan Blueford (JAB) Rallies Against Police Brutality, Oakland 11-10-2012 (indybay.org)