Hearings begin for police officer accused of killing unarmed Oscar Grant


Oscar Grant III

The preliminary hearing in the case of the fatal shooting of 22-year-old Oscar Grant III began yesterday and continues today in Oakland, California. Bay Area Rapid Transit officer Johannes Mehserle, who has resigned his position, has pleaded not guilty to murder. His defense claims he meant to pull his stun gun, not his service pistol, to restrain Grant.

Video shot at the scene of the shooting on New Year’s Day 2009 by BART passengers will be used to help determine the outcome of the hearings.

Speak your peace.



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