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A collection of reports by KQED Radio productions, including KQED Radio News, The California Report and Forum. Reports are listed in reverse chronological order.

KQED News | Friday, Oct 22, 2010, 11:04 AM

BART Gets Ready For Demonstrations

Officials at BART are getting ready for weekend protests at two of their stations, related to the Oscar Grant shooting. An advisory from the transit agency alerts passengers to two separate demonstrations. One is tomorrow at the Oakland City Center Station, and the other takes place today at the Fruitvale station, where BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle shot Grant dead on New Year's Day of 2009.



KQED News | Tuesday, Oct 05, 2010, 8:05 AM

Mehserle Attorney Wants New Trial

The defense attorney for Johannes Mehserle, the former BART police officer convicted of manslaughter, wants a new trial for his client. Attorney Michael Rains says a recently discovered Kentucky case involved a police officer who mistook his gun for his Taser, which Mehserle said he had done when he shot Oscar Grant on New Year's Day of 2009. Alameda County prosecutors have not yet responded and Mehserle's sentencing is set for next month.



KQED News | Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010, 9:04 AM

Mehserle Supporters Hold Rally

Supporters of convicted former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle rallied in Walnut Creek yesterday. They were met by a counter-rally of people supporting Oscar Grant, the man Mehserle was convicted of killing.



KQED News | Monday, Jul 19, 2010, 4:33 PM

Mehserle Friends, Foes Face Off in Walnut Creek

A demonstration in Walnut Creek in support of former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle turned into a loud, angry scene as supporters of Oscar Grant, the man who Mehserle killed on New Year's Day 2009, gathered in a counter demonstration.



Perspectives | Thursday, Jul 15, 2010, 7:35 AM

Coping With the Mehserle Verdict

Youth Radio's Leon Sykes' reaction to the Mehserle trial is a product of his experience living in Oakland.



KQED News | Friday, Jul 09, 2010, 5:30 PM

Mehserle Apologizes for Shooting in Letter, Awaits Sentencing

Former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle, newly convicted of killing passenger Oscar Grant last year, has apologized for the shooting. In a letter written before a Los Angeles jury found him guilty of involuntary manslaughter, Mehserle said, "It saddens me knowing my actions cost Mister Grant his life -- no words can express how truly sorry I am." Mehserle faces a term of five to 14 years in state prison when he's sentenced next month -- and he could face federal prosecution for violating Grant's civil rights.



The California Report | Friday, Jul 09, 2010, 4:30 PM

Oakland Cleans Up After Protests

There was plenty of strong reaction this week after a jury in Los Angeles found a white transit officer guilty of involuntary manslaughter for killing an unarmed black man in Oakland on New Years Day, 2009. Nearly 1,000 people took to the streets of downtown Oakland for mostly peaceful demonstrations, but some violence erupted after dark. A handful of businesses were looted and nearly 80 people were arrested. Reporter Tara Siler was in Oakland where businesses are cleaning up, and community leaders are taking stock of the city's response to the verdict.



California Money | Friday, Jul 09, 2010, 3:57 PM

Oakland Merchants Calculate Costs of Rampage

Businesses in downtown Oakland are assessing the damage after a peaceful protest turned violent last night, following the verdict in the Oscar Grant BART shooting case. Police say about a dozen businesses in an eight block area were vandalized. But the total cost is still unknown.



Forum | Friday, Jul 09, 2010, 9:00 AM

The Mehserle Verdict

Former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Thursday for the fatal shooting of an unarmed man, Oscar Grant, in Oakland. We discuss the verdict.



KQED News | Friday, Jul 09, 2010, 8:06 AM

Oakland Businesses and Residents Assess Damage

Downtown Oakland business owners and residents are cleaning up broken windows and graffiti and assessing other damage in the aftermath of last night's reaction to the Mehserle verdict. The organized demonstrations after the verdict was announced were generally peaceful, but sporadic looting and vandalism broke out after dark. KQED's Rachel Dornhelm reports from downtown Oakland.



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