The father of an unarmed man shot by a transit worker can sue the officer after a Tuesday court ruling.
A federal appeals court in California said Tuesday that the father of Oscar Grant can sue the Bay Area Rapid Transit officer responsible for the 22-year-old’s 2009 shooting death on an Oakland, CA, train platform during a fight. Five of Grant’s friends were arrested during the dust up.
The lawsuit was made possible when the court struck down a claim by former officer Johannes Mehserle that he was acting in his official capacity, granting him police immunity, according to the San Jose Mercury News. | Mail Online