Oscar Juliuss Grant III, (February 27, 1986 – January 1, 2009)

Oscar Juliuss Grant III, (February 27, 1986 – January 1, 2009)

*On Tuesday, a San Francisco Jury let the white ex-Transit officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man, in an infamous killing captured on cellphone cameras, that he was off the hook.

In the killing that inspired the acclaimed indie movie “Fruitvale Station,” a real train station in Oakland, California, and the platform where the shooting occurred, it was the father of Oscar Grant III, Oscar Grant Jr., who had filed the lawsuit that was awarded no damages.

Deliberations had began Monday after weeks of testimony in the racially charged case, the Oakland Tribune reports.

Johannes Mehserle

Johannes Mehserle

Former BART officer Johannes Mehserle cried openly in court as he described shooting the 22-year-old as he lay face down on the train platform.

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