Crime & Justice

Jury sees videos in Calif. train station shooting

Aidge Patterson of the LA Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant leads a protest rally outside a pretrial hearing for Johannes Mehserle, the former Bay Area Rapid Transit officer charged with murder in the shooting death of Grant in Oakland, California last year, at the Criminal Courts Building in Los Angeles on March 26, 2010.
Aidge Patterson of the LA Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant leads a protest rally outside a pretrial hearing for Johannes Mehserle, the former Bay Area Rapid Transit officer charged with murder in the shooting death of Grant in Oakland, California last year, at the Criminal Courts Building in Los Angeles on March 26, 2010.
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The jury in the trial of a former Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man has been shown synchronized video and audio recordings of the incident on an Oakland train platform.

Prosecutors on Monday showed the Los Angeles panel six videos, five of which were taken by bystanders, along with audio of dispatch calls on New Year's Day 2009.

The videos record events leading up to the shooting of 22-year-old Oscar Grant. Former Bay Area Rapid Transit officer Johannes Mehserle, who is white, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Grant.

Mehserle's attorney has contended his client meant to pull out his Taser stun gun instead of his handgun.

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