Monday, Feb 9, 2009
A former transit police officer charged with murder was released from custody Friday after posting a $3 million bail.
Dozens of demonstrators gathered in downtown Oakland to protest the release of Johannes Mehserle, 27, charged with killing an unarmed man on New Year’s Day. iReport.com: Watch the protest
The former Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer’s release funds came from unknown sources, Alameda officials told CNN.
Video taken by a bystander showed Mehserle pulling his gun and fatally shooting Oscar Grant III, 22, in the back as another officer kneeled on Grant.