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Surprise, Surprise: BART Cop that Killed Oscar Grant Claims Taser Defense
The transit officer who shot and killed an unarmed man may have mistakenly pulled his service pistol instead of a stun gun, according to documents filed by his lawyer Friday. Attorney Michael Rains made the argument in urging a judge to grant bail for 27-year-old Johannes Mehserle (yo-HAN’-es MEZ’-ur-lee). Alameda County Superior Court Judge Morris Jacobson later set bail at $3 million. Jacobson said he set the high amount in part because he considered Mehserle a flight risk after the former officer fled to Nevada during the initial investigation.


January 31, 2009 - Posted by | Police State Brutality

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