Friday Must Read

Stories you shouldn’t miss:

1. Ex-BART cop Johannes Mehserle took the stand yesterday in his own murder trial and said that Oscar Grant and his friends were angry when he arrived at the Fruitvale BART station because of how they had been treated by fellow BART cop Anthony Pirone, the Chron and Trib report. Mehserle also attempted to distance himself from the hot-headed Pirone, saying he is the “opposite of him.” Mehserle will return to the stand today to give his version of why he fatally shot Grant in the back as lay face-down on the ground. He is expected to say that he meant to pull out his Taser, but mistakenly grabbed his gun instead.

Support the East Bay Express, local news, donate
18,656FansLike
0FollowersFollow
67,429FollowersFollow

Newsletter sign-up

eLert sign-up

Oakland
few clouds
60.2 ° F
65 °
55 °
55 %
1.3mph
20 %
Wed
62 °
Thu
60 °
Fri
63 °
Sat
71 °
Sun
76 °