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JUN 21, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Oscar Grant film renews family's pain

Oscar Grant film renews family's pain To the family of Oscar Grant, the BART passenger shot and killed by a BART police officer on New Year's Day 2009, Thursday's Oakland premiere of "Fruitvale Station" was an exercise in grief. The film, which depicts the events leading to the moment Grant was shot in the back by Officer Johannes Mehserle on the Fruitvale Station platform, was screened at the Grand Lake Theater for guests that included Grant's family and Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. Outside the theater, residents who had tickets said they hoped the film would also shed light on racial ... Read More

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