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Lawyer: BART officer meant to fire TASER


Editor's note: In Dave Smith's article, BART shooting raises issue of TASER confusion, he says, "The TASER feels and draws like a handgun, but it is completely different. It should be placed completely away from our firearm and a new schema should be trained into our memory for its use."

By Kelly Rayburn, Paul Rosynsky and Harry Harris
Contra Costa Times

OAKLAND — The BART police officer charged with murdering 22-year-old Oscar Grant III at the Fruitvale station New Year's Day intended to fire a Taser at Grant when he instead pulled his service pistol, the officer's attorney wrote in court papers filed before a bail hearing Friday.

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