Posts Tagged ‘BART police’

BART system delayed as police investigate gun report

BART trains resume running at the West Oakland BART station after a train was held Thursday morning as policed searched for a suspected armed

BART commuters experienced a system-wide delay Thursday morning as the BART Police Department investigated a report of a man with a gun possibly boarding a train. BART spokesperson Alicia Trost said a rider called shortly before 8 a.m., reporting possibly having seen a man with a gun outside the Richmond BART station. The rider thought…

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Crime on BART goes up despite new ban on offenders

A new law that gives BART Police the power to prohibit individuals from riding the transit system is not reducing the number of assaults committed in BART stations, according to BART’s Quarterly Service Performance Review. The law, passed in May, gives BART Police the authority to hand out prohibition orders if a person harms an…

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

BART Police Chief Kenton Rainey in his office above the Lake Merritt BART station.

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 it serves. New BART Police Chief Kenton Rainey says he’s the man for the job.

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12/4/09: BART asks what you want in a new police chief

BART has announced a new online survey asking the public to weigh-in on what characteristics they want to see in the next BART Police Chief and to suggest the most important tasks on the incoming chief’s agenda. Chief Gary Gee retires at the end of a difficult year for the transit agency – beginning with…

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