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BLOG | Rally for Oscar Grant turns into unlawful assembly

The protest that began this afternoon turned into an unlawful assembly this evening as protesters moved into residential areas in Oakland.

Attorney for Mehserle says new evidence found, wants new trial

The defense for Johannes Mehserle, the former BART Police officer convicted of involuntary manslaughter has filed a motion seeking a new trial, claiming “newly discovered evidence” supports Mehserle’s case.

Mehserle trial spurs protests and riots in Oakland

The trial of former BART officer Johannes Mehserle for the killing of passenger Oscar Grant incited an estimated 78 arrests on the night of his verdict.

Defense use of force expert falters during cross examination

Defense’s paid Taser expert says Mehserle would have been justified to Tase Oscar Grant.

Mehserle: “I didn’t intend to shoot Mr. Grant; I meant to Tase him”

Mehserle becomes emotional on witness stand as he says he realized he had used his gun instead of his Taser.

AUDIO: BART Police dispatch recordings publicly released

The dispatch communications clips record some of the radio chatter amongst police officers who responded to reports of a fight aboard a Dublin/Pleasanton-bound train that night.

VIDEO: New footage released today shows Oscar Grant shooting

The videos were taken by BART passenger Tommy Cross and have been introduced into evidence in the murder trial of former BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle. The videos have been enhanced by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.