It Cost BART $6 Million to Kill Oscar Grant

cops arresting oscar grant (abc7)

It might be legally defensible for police to kill innocent people, but it sure is expensive, a lesson that BART is learning first-hand now. New numbers from a recent San Francisco Chronicle report show that the Bay Area transit system has already paid out $5.9 million to resolve the shooting death of Oscar Grant.

The Chronicle’s Demian Bulwa reports that so far, the Bay Area transit system has had to open its wallet continuously over the years for multiple settlements, retraining and restructuring costs since ex-BART officer Johannes Mehserle shot and killed Grant on New Year’s Day 2009.

[continue reading], courtesy of ColorLines

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