Johannes Mehserle

California transit agency releases video of fatal shooting

A Northern California transit agency on Wednesday released a video recording showing one of its police officer fatally shooting a man fighting with another man.

The 52-second video clip showed Bay Area Rapid Transit officer Joseph Mateu shooting Sahleem Tindle, 28, three times in the back outside an Oakland, California commuter train station. The footage was captured by Mateu's body camera, which he activated while standing inside the station on Jan. 3.

BART released the clip after several media outlets broadcast a shorter version of the clip posted to the Facebook page of Tindle's brother. BART police Chief Carl Rojas said the shorter clip was recorded when the Oakland...