Thursday, January 15, 2009
NEWS: BART OFFICER ARRESTED!
Former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) officer Johannes Mehserle, who SHOT OSCAR J. GRANT III, appeared in the East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday in Minden, Nevada.
Mehserle waived extradition to California and was being held without bail on a warrant charging homicide. According to reports, Mehserle was in Nevada because he feared for his safety after death threats were made against him.
Grant’s family has filed a $25 million legal claim against BART, signaling an intention to sue for damages. The family’s attorney, John Burris, said that he was pleased to hear of Mehserle’s arrest.