BART Shooter Out On Bail

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From KRON-TV in Oakland, CA:

Former BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle is now out of jail on bail for the killing for unarmed passenger Oscar Grant.

The Alameda County Sheriff’s department confirms Mehserle left the Santa Rita jail at 3:45 p.m. Friday.  He was released after posting a $300,000 cash alternative to the $3,000,000 bail he was given in the case.  His release comes a full week after a judge had granted bail in the case.

Mehserle remains charged with murder for shooting Oscar Grant on the platform of the Fruitvale BART station early on New Year’s morning.  In court documents released by his lawyer, the former officer says he meant to reach for his taser instead of his firearm when the shooting happened.

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