California DA Says Probe Of Oscar Grant Killing Will Be Reopened

A California District Attorney has assigned a group of lawyers to look back at the case of Oscar Grant. 

Grant was killed by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) officer Johannes Mehserle at the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland, California.

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley made the announcement about reopening the case on Monday, October 5th. 

“We will evaluate the evidence and the law, including the applicable law at the time and the statute of limitations, and make a determination,” said O’Malley.

Grant’s killing by police was one of the first to be filmed and posted to social media. 

Grant was penned to the platform by an officer’s knee, reminiscent of how George Floyd died, and shot in the back of the head by Mehserle.

Mehserle was charged with murder but charged with involuntary manslaughter and served 11 months in jail, he was released in 2011. 

Grant’s family is hopeful that there will be a favorable outcome from revisiting the case and hope that felony charges are filed on the arriving officer who they say “created the climate for violence,” looking back do you think the jury got the ruling wrong in the Oscar Grant case?

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