Did Oscar Grant family get a settlement?
The Bay Area transit agency has agreed to pay the family in its wrongful death and civil rights suit. BART, the Bay Area transit agency, has agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit brought by the family of Oscar Grant.
Is Oscar Grant a real person?
Oscar Grant III was a 22-year-old African-American man who was killed in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day 2009 by BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle in Oakland, California.
What happened to the cop in the Fruitvale station shooting?
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – More than a decade after a white former policeman was convicted of manslaughter for shooting an unarmed Black man to death on a California train platform, a second transit officer involved in the incident was cleared of criminal charges on Monday.
Is Fruitvale station a real story?
It is Coogler’s feature directorial debut and is based on the events leading to the death of Oscar Grant, a young man killed in 2009 by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer Johannes Mehserle at the Fruitvale district station in Oakland.