The Alameda County district attorney says she’s reopening an investigation into the killing of a 22-year-old Black man at a train station by a transit officer 11 years ago.
Oscar Grant was shot and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit officer on New Year’s Day in 2009.
The officer, Johannes Mehserle, was charged with murder, found guilty of a lesser charge and served 11 months in jail.
Grant’s family wants charges to be filed against another officer who pinned Grant down with a knee to his neck in a manner similar to that used in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
The district attorney announced the investigation Monday.