Review finds fault with BART officers' behavior after New Year's shooting

By Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross
San Francisco Chronicle

OAKLAND, Calif. — BART police bungled the New Year's disturbance that ended in an officer shooting an unarmed patron to death, says a scathing report now in the hands of BART brass.

Police ordered to the Fruitvale Station in response to a reported fight on a train early Jan. 1 didn't know what they were getting into, ignored protocols for dealing with large crowds and got no help from superiors who failed to show up, according to the report by the law firm Meyers Nave.

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