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Old 01-07-2009, 02:41 PM
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California Police Shoot Unarmed Handcuffed Man

Police in California have been caught on video shooting dead an unarmed, handcuffed man on New Year’s Day 2009, with the victim’s family planning to sue the police for $25 million.

California’s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) force came under fire after the video surfaced showing several officers surrounding 22-year-old Oscar Grant on an Oakland train platform.

The officer alleged to have shot Grant has not been identified, but has been placed on administrative leave.

BART police chief Gary Gee said the video footage in inconclusive, but officials have conceded Grant was struck with a bullet after a handgun discharged at about 2.15am.

Investigators are reportedly looking into whether the officer meant to fire his Taser stun gun rather than his gun.

The lawyer representing Grant’s family, John Burris, announced at a news conference he plans to sue BART for $25 million.

“It is, without a doubt, the most unconscionable shooting I have ever seen,” Burris said.

“A price has to be paid. Accountability has to occur.

“It’s pretty clear from the tape and from witnesses that he (Grant) wasn’t doing anything of a threatening nature to the officer.”

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Re: California Police Shoot Unarmed Handcuffed Man

I hope they get their money and people goes to jail for this. But still it won't replace the guy. Rip

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Re: California Police Shoot Unarmed Handcuffed Man

There were some major riots too afterwards.
Police car burned etc.
Curious about the outcome of this.

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Re: California Police Shoot Unarmed Handcuffed Man

USA California Shooting Of Oscar Grant On New Year's Day In San Francisco - Ex-Cop Charged | World News | Sky News

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Oscar Grant Shot by Police While Handcuffed.

The BART Police shooting of Oscar Grant was a fatal shooting in Oakland, California, United States, in the early morning hours of New Year's Day 2009. Responding to reports of a fight on a crowded BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train returning from San Francisco, BART Police officers had detained Grant and several other passengers on the platform at the Fruitvale BART Station. Officer Johannes Mehserle and another officer were restraining Grant, who was prostrate and allegedly resisting arrest. Officer Mehserle stood, drew his gun and shot Grant once in the back. Grant turned out to be unarmed. Grant was pronounced dead at 9:13 am the next morning at Highland Hospital in Oakland. On January 13, Alameda County prosecutors charged Mehserle with murder for the shooting. He resigned his position and pled not guilty.

The events were captured on multiple digital and cell phone cameras. The footage was disseminated to media outlets and to various websites, where it was watched hundreds of thousands of times. The following days saw both peaceful and violent protests.

The shooting has been variously labeled an involuntary manslaughter and an execution. Michael Rains, Mehserle's criminal defense attorney, claimed Mehserle intended to fire his Taser, but mistakenly shot Grant with a pistol when he thought Grant was reaching for a gun.

Oakland civil rights attorney John Burris filed a $25 million wrongful death claim against BART on behalf of Grant's family.
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Re: Oscar Grant Shot by Police While Handcuffed.

why did they arrest him?

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Re: Oscar Grant Shot by Police While Handcuffed.

Wasn't this the case where the cop thought he pulled a tazer, and then realised it wasn't his tazer after he pulled the trigger?

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Re: Oscar Grant Shot by Police While Handcuffed.

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Re: Oscar Grant Shot by Police While Handcuffed.

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Wasn't this the case where the cop thought he pulled a tazer, and then realised it wasn't his tazer after he pulled the trigger?
Thank you! helped find a story to go along with it!

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