Court: Oscar Grantโ€™s Father Can Sue Ex-Transit Police Officer

A federal appeals court ruled that a lawsuit against a former BART police officer who shot and killed Oscar Grant III can proceed.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9thCircuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a trial judgeโ€™s decision to permit the suit by Grantโ€™s father, Oscar Grant Jr., against Johannes Mehserle, who shot Grant on the platform of BARTโ€™s Fruitvale Station in Oakland in the early morning hours of New Yearโ€™s Day 2009.

Mehserle said he meant to fire his Taser and mistakenly used his gun. A Los Angeles jury convicted him of involuntary manslaughter, and he was sentenced to two years in prison.

Los Angeles Times

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