California's Attorney General Rob Bonta on Tuesday announced the state Department of Justice will conduct an independent review of a BART police officer's role in the shooting death of Oscar Grant.
The BART Board of Directors approved a three-year contract extension with the unions representing BART police Thursday.
BART is planning to fill six vacant BART police officer positions with trained, but unarmed, social workers.
A new review of the case led by a team of prosecutors concluded that former Officer Anthony Pirone cannot be charged with any crimes, said Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley
The delay was due to police activity at the Fremont station, where BART officers safely removed a disruptive passenger holding a door open on a train
The family of Oscar Grant met Thursday with Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley, three days after she announced she was reopening the investigation into Grant's shooting death by a BART police officer in 2009.
The district attorney surprised Oscar Grant's family that she'd re-investigate his shooting by a BART police officer.
Terrell Coffer, 44, of Oakland allegedly stabbed the victim aboard a train as it approached the Warm Springs/South Fremont Station shortly before noon Friday.
The Warm Springs Station was closed for about an hour as BART police investigated.
Henry Lee reports.
The service is for non-emergency reporting of issues within the BART system.
Police are looking for a suspect involved in a non-fatal shooting Thursday that briefly shutdown El Cerrito del Norte BART station.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of planting an explosive at his former workplace in Antioch, said Antioch Police.
John Lee Cowell was sentenced to life in prison during a virtual hearing Friday morning for fatally stabbing Nia Wilson at an Oakland BART station.
The budget includes nearly $200 million in cuts from the $1.016 billion preliminary operating budget the board reviewed in mid-May.
The BART Board of Directors on Thursday acknowledged the value in reforming its law enforcement agency but declined to reduce or eliminate funding for BART police in the agency's proposed fiscal year 2021 budget.
The officer in question is BART Officer Joseph Mateu, who was cleared two years ago by the District Attorney's Office following the shooting.
Henry Lee reports.
BART released the data last week, showing that black riders received more than half of the citations for "quality of life" offenses, such as fare evasion, disruptive behavior and eating, drinking or smoking on trains, in both 2018 and 2019.
Two officers fired shots at a man armed with a gun. The man, who has not been identified, is expected to survive, the transit agency said Sunday morning.