Ten Years Later, Oscar Grant to Be Honored

Nearly a decade after a BART police officer shot and killed 22-year-old Oscar Grant at the Fruitvale station in Oakland on New Year’s Day, some are asking what has changed.

On Tuesday, the community plans to honor Grant’s life and it is calling on the powers that be to ensure police accountability. Grant’s mother and the Oscar Grant Foundation will hold a vigil at the station where he died Jan. 1, 2009, after he was shot in the back by BART Officer Johannes Mehserle during a struggle.

Mehserle was charged with second-degree murder and convicted of involuntary manslaughter.

Advocates are hoping one day the station will be renamed Grant Station, and in the meantime a mural memorializing Grant is in the works.

NBC Bay Area’s Marianne Favro has the full story in the above video.

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