Police in Bay Area brace for verdict in Mehserle trial
jury could deliver its verdict as early as late this week
By Eric Messinger
San Jose Mercury News
LOS ANGELES — Bay Area law enforcement officials are mobilizing as a Los Angeles jury is poised to deliver a verdict in the trial of former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle, charged with killing an unarmed man on New Year's Day in 2009.
Mehserle is accused of first-degree murder in the death of Oscar Grant. His trial is expected to wrap up in the next several days, and the jury could deliver its verdict as early as late this week.