BART cop’s testimony contradicted by video in Oscar Grant shooting case

31May09

Oscar Grantoriginally published: 27th May 2009

Surveillance video of the Fruitvale BART Station platform contradicted statements given by a BART police officer about what happened the night Oscar Grant III was killed.

The video was shown this morning during an ongoing preliminary hearing for Johannes Mehserle, the former BART officer accused of shooting Grant, 22, of Hayward on New Year’s Day as passengers looked on.

BART officer Marysol Domenici, under cross-examination this morning by Deputy District Attorney David Stein, described a scene of “30 to 40 passengers” coming off the Dublin-bound train as she ran to assist her partner, Tony Pirone.

However, surveillance video of the platform shows only 2-3 people coming off train as Dominici runs to assist her partner.

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