Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Petition: Charge Second BART Cop in Oscar Grant Fiasco

By Chris Thompson
Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 11:27 AM

The Trib sez that, an Oakland civil rights organization, has submitted a petition to Alameda County District Attorney Tom Orloff, asking him to charge BART police officer Tony Pirone in connection with his actions on the night Johannes Mehserle allegedly shot Oscar Grant in the back. A cell phone video showed Pirone striding up to an apparently passive Grant and clocking him in the head; the cop's attorney has previous claimed that Grant was in control of the situation, but that he was uncooperative, yadda yadda. Orloff refused to talk about the case, but mentioned that his office was still investigating the incident.

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