by: CBS San Francisco
published: 1 January 2013
A vigil was held in Oakland on Tuesday, four years to the day that Oscar Grant was shot and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer at the Fruitvale Station.
His mother is angry that her son’s killer was not convicted of murder and asked that criminal charges be brought against the officers involved in his death. “I was four when he died,” said Grant’s daughter Tatiana, who read from a poem that she wrote for her father addressing the crowd, gathered at the vigil.
Her grandmother Wanda Johnson said it’s unfair that Johannes Mehserle, the BART officer who was caught on video shooting Grant, was “only” found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.
Oscar Grant supporters gather to remember shooting
January 01, 2013