Johannes Mehserle

Protestors demand answers to death of man tased by Oakland police

On Tuesday evening, a small group of protestors gathered in front of the towering Oakland Police Department building downtown to demand answers about the death of Marcellus Toney, 45, who died in the custody of...

Oscar Grant family reaches out to mother of Kenneth Harding

On a Saturday afternoon in July, 2011, Kenneth Harding Jr., 19, lay stomach down in his own blood, fighting for his life on the corner of 3rd Street and Palou Avenue in the heart of the...

Justice for Oscar Grant Coalition ponders next steps after Mehserle release

On Sunday, the Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant met at Humanist Hall in Oakland to share ideas for advancing their overarching goal of preventing police abuse in their communities, and to discuss the group's...

Hundreds peacefully protest Johannes Mehserle jail release

Oakland activists organized a peaceful march from the Fruitvale BART station to Frank Ogawa Plaza on Sunday night to protest the upcoming release of ex-BART police officer Johannes Mehserle from jail. Mehserle was convicted of...

Oakland Tribunal addresses officer-involved shootings, racial profiling

Oakland residents give testimony about officer-involved shootings and racial profiling in the community at the Oakland Tribunal: A People's Hearing on Racism and Violence.
BART Police Chief Kenton Rainey in his office above the Lake Merritt BART station.

A new chief for the BART police seeks to heal community ties

Ever since then-BART police officer Johannes Mehserle fatally shot Oscar Grant on the platform of its Fruitvale station nearly two years ago, BART—and particularly its police force—has struggled to rebuild its relationship with the communities...