Johannes Mehserle, deadly mistaken cop

Former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle said he thought he was pulling out his Taser when he shot and killed Oscar Grant in the back when he was unarmed, cuffed and lying on the ground.</br></br>The movie 'Fruitvale Station' was inspired by the event. Mehserle was sentenced to two years in jail and released on parole in 2011.
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( Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office / November 4, 2013 )

Former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle said he thought he was pulling out his Taser when he shot and killed Oscar Grant in the back when he was unarmed, cuffed and lying on the ground.

The movie 'Fruitvale Station' was inspired by the event. Mehserle was sentenced to two years in jail and released on parole in 2011.

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