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Ex-BART officer accused of murder out on bail

CNN [1]
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.

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