Ruling: officer who killed Oscar Grant cleared of lawsuit

Johannes Mehserle, the transit officer who shot and killed Oscar Grant in 2009, will not have to pay damages to Grant’s father.

Mehersle had been convicted of manslaughter in 2010 and was released in 2011. The lawsuit was brought by Oscar Grant’s father, Oscar Grant, Jr. The Bay Area Transit Authority (BART) had previously settled with Grant’s friends who were with him on that fateful day as well as his mother and daughter.

Don’t Miss FRUITVALE STATION in Theaters July 12

Fruitvale Station – in theaters July 12 – is undoubtedly among the most-talked about films of the summer.

Directed by Rynan Coogler, Fruitvale Station tells the tragic story of Oscar Grant, who was shot and killed by a BART police officer in Oakland, CA. His death was wisely scene as a result of police brutality and racism, sparking outrage and protests nationwide.

In conjunction with the film, a social justice campaign has been launched in the name of Oscar Grant and his family.

Oscar Grant Film ‘Fruitvale’ Gets July Release Date

“Fruitvale,” the buzz-about film chronicling the final days of police shooting victim Oscar Grant, has had its release date bumped up by three months.

It will now hit theaters on July 26th. The film has garnered rave reviews since premiering at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

Grant was shot and killed by a BART police officer in East Oakland after being removed from a train on New Years Day 2009. Cell phone cameras captured his execution, and the video spread like wildfire, creating a firestorm of controversy.

‘Fruitvale,’ A Film About the Shooting of Oscar Grant, Opens to Rave Reviews at Sundance

A film chronicling the tragic murder of 22 year-old Oscar Grant has opened to rave reviews at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Grant was shot and killed by a BART police officer in East Oakland after being removed from a train on New Years Day 2009. Cell phone cameras captured his execution, and the video spread like wildfire, creating a firestorm of controversy.

Enititled Fruitvale – after the BART station where the murder took place – the film recreates the days leading up to Grant’s death.