BART To Pay Oscar Grant’s Mother $1.3 Million Settlement

on Tuesday, Jun. 28th

As part of a federal civil rights lawsuit, the mother of Oscar Grant will receive $1.3 million dollars in a settlement from Bay Area Rapid Transit for the killing of her 22-year-old son at the hands of a BART cop.

Attorney John Burris announced the settlement today, which follows a $1.5 million dollar payment that BART made to Grant’s five-year-old daughter.

Grant was unarmed when he was shot in the back at point blank range on a BART platform on New Year’s Day 2009.

For a timeline of the case, see the magazine produced by Youth Radio that details the events that followed the shooting, including multiple large-scale protests in downtown Oakland after the shooting and the verdict that convicted former officer Johannes Mehserle of involuntary manslaughter.

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