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July Deliberations Begin in Oscar Grant Civil Case

July 1, 2014 6:38 am

Jury deliberations began today in the civil trial involving former BART Police officer Johannes Mehserle, He shot and killed Oscar Grant at the Fruitvale BART station in 2009. In the civil lawsuit, Grant’s father claims Mehserle maliciously killed his son. Mehserle testified that he intended to use his taser on Grant and mistakenly grabbed his service weapon. The jury must decide Mehserle’s intent and whether Grant’s father deserves any compensation. Deliberations continue tomorrow