portland independent media center  
images audio video
newswire article reporting united states

human & civil rights | police / legal

Oakland, California prepares for verdict in Mehserle trial

The City of Oakland, California is on edge awaiting the jury's verdict, expected next week, in the trial of former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) cop Johannes Mehserle for fatally shooting Oscar Grant at a BART station on New Year's Day, 2009.
Oakland's Police Chief, anticipating riots, ordered riot control exercises.
Oscar Grant
Oscar Grant
Read at Digital Journal,  http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/294162.