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Mehserle takes the stand in his murder trial

Mehserle, 28, told the court that he had trained with his police-issued Taser less than 10 times before the New Year’s morning incident during which he shot and killed Grant. He had extensive practice with his firearm dating back to his time at a Napa police academy.

PODCAST | As defense begins arguments, testimony gets heated

California Beat reporters Tashina Manyak and Steven Luo discuss the proceedings in the second-degree murder trial of former BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle, who shot and killed unarmed BART passenger Oscar Grant at the Fruitvale BART station New Year’s Day 2009. Hosted by James Keith.

BART Police dispatch transcript released

Excerpts from BART Police dispatch transcripts from the events were made available today by the Los Angeles Superior Court.

New BART shooting videos to be publicly released

The new footage and police communication recordings have never before been seen or heard outside of a courtroom and were submitted as evidence in the criminal trial against Mehserle.