The 18 jurors in the Oscar Grant trial–six are alternates–have been selected, and none of them are Black. News of the jury’s racial composition has angered community members and the Grant family. “It feels like we already have lost,” Traci Cooper, a friend of the Grant family, told KTVU.
Judge Robert Perry will rule soon on two motions filed by Mehserle’s attorney Michael Rains, who is trying to keep jurors from hearing about an exchange between another BART cop and Oscar Grant minutes before Mehserle shot 22-year-old Grant
A selection of 200 potential jurors for the trial of former BART officer Johannes Mehserle were interviewed for this week and asked to fill out a 14-page survey asking them about their attitudes on race and police.