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Killing of Black man by transit officer being reinvestigated

Killing of Black man by transit officer being reinvestigated
Posted at 4:46 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 19:46:07-04

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California prosecutor says she's reopening an investigation into the killing of a 22-year-old Black man at a train station by a transit officer 11 years ago.

Oscar Grant was shot and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit officer on New Year's Day in 2009.

The officer was charged with murder, found guilty of a lesser charge, and served 11 months in jail.

Grant's family wants charges to be filed against another officer who pinned Grant down with a knee to his neck in a manner similar to that used in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

The district attorney announced the investigation Monday.