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Posts published by “Tashina Manyak”

Tashina is a contributing writer for The Campanil. She is a senior international relations and Latin American studies double major with a minor in journalism.

Attorney for Mehserle says new evidence found, wants new trial

The defense for Johannes Mehserle, the former BART Police officer convicted of involuntary manslaughter has filed a motion seeking a new trial, claiming “newly discovered evidence” supports Mehserle’s case.

VIDEO: New footage released today shows Oscar Grant shooting

The videos were taken by BART passenger Tommy Cross and have been introduced into evidence in the murder trial of former BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle. The videos have been enhanced by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.

Mehserle takes the stand in his murder trial

Mehserle, 28, told the court that he had trained with his police-issued Taser less than 10 times before the New Year’s morning incident during which he shot and killed Grant. He had extensive practice with his firearm dating back to his time at a Napa police academy.