Tag Archives: Johannes Mehserle

Attorney Michael Rains enters Alameda County Courthouse. Photo by Rachel Loyd.

John Burris and Michael Rains: Justice is in the eyes of the beholder

Two of the Bay Area's top lawyers often find themselves on opposite sides of high profile police misconduct cases. One is a plaintiff lawyer who often sues police departments, another defends officers in and out...
The Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant discuss ways of moving forward two weeks after ex-BART cop Johannes Mehserle was released from jail.

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.
Photo by Dara Kerr.

2010 in Oakland: The year’s biggest stories

2010 was a tumultuous year for Oakland as both the city and state faced a heated election season, the courts weighed the validity of controversial measures passed during previous elections, and the effects of the...
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...