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Father of Oscar Grant loses lawsuit against BART officer
Father of Oscar Grant loses lawsuit against BART officer

A federal jury decided unanimously Tuesday that the BART police officer who killed  Oscar Grant III in 2009 owed no compensation to Grant’s father, who was in prison during his son's life. Oscar Grant II filed the civil rights lawsuit and sought damages for loss of his familial relationship with his son. The elder Grant has been serving a life sentence for a 1985 killing since before his son was born. Michael Rains, who represented former BART Officer Johannes Mehserle, said the jury deliberated about four hours before deciding that Mehserle did not intend to shoot Grant and that the father and son lacked any sort of meaningful relationship. The only evidence that the...

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