Deal reported for movie about man killed by BART officer
Officer Johannes Mehserle served a two-year prison sentence after testifying he mistook his gun for his TASER
By Ellen Huet and Demian Bulwa
"Fruitvale" is expected to portray the hours before Grant, 22, was shot in the back by former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle on Jan. 1, 2009, after being pulled off a train at Oakland's Fruitvale Station in connection with a fight.
"We want it to be a teaching tool," said Wanda Johnson, Grant's mother. "We really need to work together to eliminate this type of occurrence."
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