Oscar Grant’s Family Files $50 Million Lawsuit in BART Shooting

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From The San Francisco Chronicle

Family members of Oscar Grant, the unarmed BART rider shot to death by a transit agency police officer early New Year’s Day, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Monday that seeks $50 million from the agency, its chief of police and three officers.

John Burris, an attorney for the family, had asked for $25 million in a legal claim against BART after Officer Johannes Mehserle shot Grant on the platform of the Fruitvale Station in Oakland.

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