Johannes Mehserle's Involuntary Manslaughter

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Johannes Mehserle was a BART police officer from the South Bay area. During his duty, he made a dreadful mistake killing Oscar Grant on the night of New Year in 2009. Oscar Grant was only 22 year old. He has a daughter name Tatiana Grant she was 4 years old at the time of her father’s death. Johannes thought he was using his teaser gun instead he used his gun. Oscar did not have no weapons. Every since, this indecent was everywhere TV news, newspaper, facebook and etc. Wikipedia states” Alameda County prosecutors charged Mehserle with murder the trial began on June 10, 2010. On July 8, 2010, Mehserle was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and not guilty of second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter”. Protester wasn’t happy with the judgment. Because of the ruling there was riots going on and some people went to jail. Mehserle was sentenced to 2 years, but got out 11 months later because good behavior.…show more content…
As a white officer and a black victim it looks like a race has played a big part. And watching the videos on youtube and the movie called “Fruitville” it shows that Oscar Grant didn’t need to be tease is was corruption. T he Grant family lawyer file a 25million against BART for a wrongful death claim, but instead of not getting the 25 million they got 2.8million. However, I feel Tatiana Oscar daughter should have received the 25million and not the 2.8 due to all the pain and suffering she is going to go through for the waste of her

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