2nd shooting puts BART in spotlight again
Police say force justified, training improved since Johannes Mehserle shot Oscar Grant in 2009
By John Coté and Demian Bulwa
SAN FRANCISCO — A BART police officer shot and killed a man on the platform of the Civic Center Station in San Francisco late Sunday after the man used a bottle as a weapon and drew a knife, transit agency officials said.
What started as a common police call - a report of a man with an open bottle of alcohol - escalated into a fatal shooting within one minute of officers arriving, BART Police Chief Kenton Rainey said Monday.
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