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Oscar Grant's family doesn't buy Mehserle's apology

Grant's minister uncle called the cop's sorrowful letter 'garbage'

By Tom Lochner
Monterey County Herald

OAKLAND — A letter to the public by former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle expressing sorrow for shooting and killing Oscar Grant III is "garbage," a mere ploy to get a lighter sentence, Grant's uncle and a minister close to his family told a gathering of community members and reporters in West Oakland on Saturday.

"Just like he faked and cried on the stand, he sent out a fake letter to the public," uncle Cephus Johnson said.

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