Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Former Transit Officer Arrested in Deadly Shooting

A former Bay Area transit police officer who allegedly killed an unarmed man on a train platform has been arrested.

According to authorities, Johannes Mehserle, 27, was in custody Tuesday evening in Nevada under a fugitive warrant issued from California.

Witnesses reported that Mehserle fired into the back of 22-year-old Oscar Grant on Jan. 1 while the man was lying facedown on a train platform at a station in Oakland.

Grant and others had been removed a train after reports of fighting, as New Year's Eve revelers were heading home after midnight celebrations.

1 comment:

MARC AND CHUCKY said...

Thanks for the update! After seeing the video's, I hope they fry this guy!