The Officer Misconduct / Internal Affairs topic area features news, training and information related to cases involving potential or perceived law enforcement misconduct. This section serves the important function of pointing out, not pointing fingers, when a police officer has gone outside the lines.
Despite complicated instructions from the Judge, a jury of eight women and four men took only a few hours to find BART police officer Johannes Mehserle guilty of Involuntary Manslaugter. The 28-year-old former cop shot Oscar Grant after a melee spilled from a commuter train onto a station platform in the wee hours on New Year's Day 2009. - Full Story