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Article posted Jul 22 2012, 1:48 PM Category: Tyranny/Police State Source: Huffington Post Print

Johannes Mehserle, Ex-BART Officer, Asks Court To Overturn Manslaughter Conviction


SAN FRANCISCO -- A former California transit officer who fatally shot an unarmed man on an Oakland train platform in 2009 urged an appeals court Wednesday to overturn his involuntary manslaughter conviction, saying that letting it stand would place police under an increased threat of prosecution for making mistakes.

Johannes Mehserle, who worked for the Bay Area Rapid Transit, has long said he mistakenly drew his gun instead of his Taser when he shot 22-year-old Oscar Grant to death during an early morning melee on New Year's Day.

The shooting ignited civil unrest after it was captured on video and images of the white Mehserle shooting the black Grant in the back were repeatedly broadcast on television and the Internet.

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Posted: Jul 22 2012, 2:56 PM

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687 yup you make the slightess mistake and it,s an criminal complaint.cops make any mistake,from lying to murder and will give more excuses than a 3 year old caught red handed in the cookie jar.


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