BART fires second officer in station shooting death
Anthony Pirone originally ordered Grant arrested
San Francisco Chronicle
OAKLAND, Calif. — BART's Police Department has fired the officer who decided to arrest Oscar Grant moments before a colleague fatally shot the unarmed Hayward man Jan. 1, 2009.
Anthony Pirone's firing Thursday was based on his actions as he dealt with Grant and four friends at the Fruitvale Station in Oakland, interim BART Police Chief Dash Butler said. Pirone made contact with Grant at least four times before Grant was shot, according to court testimony and video footage of the confrontation.
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