Attorneys for the family of Oscar Grant have filed a multi-million dollar wrongful death lawsuit against the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency (BART), former officer Johannes Mehserle, former BART police chief and other officers for their client’s shooting death on New Year’s Day.
This California shooting became an Internet sensation since the incident was captured on several cell phone cameras. The video eventually made it to the news media and subsequently the community was outraged at this incident.
Grant and his friends were first pulled off the train because of reports of fighting among youth on one of the trains. Although the transit officers did not see this behavior, it is alleged that Grant’s civil rights were violated and that the shooting was unnecessary and intentional.
Attorneys for the officer Mr. Mehserle say that the officer intended to Taser the young man instead of shooting him and that the whole incident was accidental. He has pleaded not guilty and will be in court this month.
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