Oscar Grant’s Father Gets Court Permission To Sue Officer Who Killed His Son


It won’t bring his son back but it may help ease the pain.
The Huffington Post reports that a federal court has given Oscar Grant’s father permission to sue the Northern California public transportation officer who shot and killed his 22-year-old son on New Year’s Day in 2009.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ rejected Johannes Mehserle’s bid for immunity and his claim that he was acting in his official capacity when he shot the young Black man as he lay facedown on the train platform.

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