White ex-of­fi­cer’s sen­tence spurs Oak­land protest

The Covington News - - Local News -

OAK­LAND, Calif. (AP) — Po­lice made more than 150 ar­rests as a crowd broke win­dows and knocked down fences, protest­ing a Los An­ge­les court de­ci­sion to sen­tence a white for­mer tran­sit of­fi­cer to the min­i­mum term for fa­tally shoot­ing an un­armed black man.

Fri­day night’s un­rest was the lat­est in the case against de­fen­dant Jo­hannes Mehserle, which has pro­voked pe­ri­odic racial strife in Oak­land since he shot and killed Os­car Grant while try­ing to ar­rest him on an Oak­land train plat­form nearly two years ago.

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