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Report: Officer in fatal Oscar Grant shooting repeatedly lied, escalated situation

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19 days ago - Tuesday 5/7/19 - 11:59:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news...

A police officer involved in the 2009 killing of Oscar Grant on an Oakland train platform repeatedly lied to investigators and had punched the unarmed 22-year-old without justification, according to newly released records.
The report on the New Year’s Eve killing, which sparked national police accountability protests, was disclosed this week following journalists’ requests under a new California police transparency law. The previously sealed internal file, written 10 years ago, documented how Bart officer Anthony Pirone “started a cascade of events that ultimately led to the shooting”. Pirone called Grant the N-word while detaining him, hit him in the face in an “unprovoked” attack, and later gave a series of false statements contradicted by videos

19 days ago - Tuesday 5/7/19 - 12:03:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
The report also revealed that the investigators did not believe Mehserle’s argument that he meant to draw his Taser and not his gun. The report said “enhanced video” suggested Mehserle was “intending to pull his firearm and not his Taser”.

Never ever ever ever EVER default believe the cops' version of events when they kill someone. Ever.



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