Uploaded on Jul 4, 2010
Watch all 6 angles of the BART shooting in sync and listen to dispatch calls made by police officers before and after Oscar Grant was shot.
This footage also includes never before seen BART platform video that BART initially denied existed. According to BART spokesperson Jim Allison there was no tape, but that turned out to be wrong, and according the BART chief spokeperson, "it doesn't show"much," by that video was very revealing even though you can't see the actual shooting. 1) It shows the arrival of Marysol Domenici who stated under oath that there were up to 40 people on platform threatening her when she arrived at 2 mins 57 sec of the clip. 2) It also shows that Pirone was using his TASER as a pointer through the window of a train car looking for Oscar Grant. 3) It shows that Grant got off the train without resisting at 3 min 33 secs. 4) It shows the arrival of Mehserle at 5 min 20 secs.
An officer involved shooting has never been captured in part by 6 different cameras but on January 1, 2009, BART police officer Johannes Mehserle can be seen shooting and killing Oscar Grant by one gun shot to the back. Mehserle was later charged with murder and was eventually arrested for the offense that occurred in Oakland, CA.
According to Mehserle, he accidentally pulled his firearm when he meant to use his yellow TASER when he shot Grant. Anthony Pirone could be seen striking Grant with his arm and kicking him with his left leg. Although according to witnesses, Grant never resists the officers, Pirone wanted Grant arrested for resisting arrest seconds before Mehserle shot Grant. Pirone smothered Grant with both his left and right knees which could been seen over Grant's neck and head area.
According the defense attorney Michael Rains, Grant was resisting arrest when under the 240 pounds of officer Pirone, but prosecutor David Stein argued that Grant was under the weight of several hundred pound, and on top of Carlos Reyes' leg and could not breath or give up his arms to be cuffed. Upon Reyes' leg being removed from under Grants right side, Stein argued that Grant's arms were behind his back. In closing arguments, Stein told the jury that "it could never be lawful to shoot an unarmed man while his hand are behind his back."
Date: July 4, 2010
Ffrom: January 1, 2009
Location, Fruitavale train station, Oakland, CA
Edited by: Alex Alonso