Oscar Grant

How 'Fruitvale' Director Ryan Coogler Brought Real Life to the Big Screen

Oscar Grant was murdered by a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer on new year’s day four years ago. His story is once again making international headlines thanks to a young director’s film that recounts Grant’s last 24-hours.

Bidding War at Sundance for Oscar Grant Film

The Weinstein Company is wrapping up a deal to acquire “Fruitvale,” a drama based film based on Oscar Grant’s last days.

Oscar Grant's Mother Turns to New Theater Project to Explore Grief

Love Balm for My SpiritChild is a 4-part performance featuring mothers who’ve lost children to violence.

The Oscar Grant Movie Filming in a Bay Area Neighborhood Near You?

And both BART and Grant’s family have given their okays for the film.

Oscar Grant Movie in the Works, Starring Octavia Spencer

“Friday Night Lights” and “Chronicle” actor Michael B. Jordan is also in talks to star in the story of the young man shot and killed by police in 2009.

Cousin of Oscar Grant Shot By Oakland Police Files $10 Million Lawsuit

Tony Ray Jones, a 24-year-old man shot and wounded by Oakland police in February, filed a $10 million federal civil rights suit against the city Wednesday.

Oakland Police Shoot Oscar Grant's Cousin

Meanwhile, police decline to file charges in the case of another unrelated shooting of a homeless man. So much for accountability.

Hundreds March in Oakland on Anniversary of Oscar Grant's Killing

A march and vigil was held Sunday to mark the third anniversary of Oscar Grant’s murder.

Johntue Caldwell, Best Friend of Oscar Grant, Found Dead

Caldwell was with Grant on January 1, 2009, when Grant was shot and killed by Johannes Mehserle, a BART transit officer.

Oscar Grant's Family Wins $1.3 Million Settlement

The Bay Area transit agency has agreed to pay the family in its wrongful death and civil rights suit.

Paramedic: Oscar Grant Received Inadequate Treatment After Shooting

A lawsuit accuses the Oakland Fire Department of covering up misconduct in the infamous police shooting incident.

Former Transit Cop Johannes Mehserle Has Retail Dreams

After serving 11 months in jail for the murder of Oscar Grant, Mehserle is ready to move on with his life.

Remembering Oscar Grant on the Day of Johannes Mehserle's Release

As the world reacts with anger, Oscar Grant’s family continues to grieve.

Oakland Prepares for Johannes Mehserle's Potential Summer Release

The former transit cop is due back in court June 1.

Oakland's Still Crawling Toward Police Reform

Two years after Lovelle Mixon shot and killed four cops amid a climate of deep hostility in Oakland, what’s changed?

Superior Court Judge Denies Mehserle Bail

Meanwhile, Mehserle’s still appealing his charge on involuntary manslaughter.

From Father to Son, With Love

One reader remembers his fallen son in the aftermath of the Johannes Mehserle verdict.

Oakland Gathers To Protest Another Police Shooting

Officers shot and killed unarmed Derrick Jones on Monday.

How Oakland's Hip-Hop Artists Made Oscar Grant One of Their Own

Art and activism may have drifted apart elsewhere, but in the Bay they are inseparable.

DOJ Prepared to Examine Oscar Grant Case

Now that Mehserle’s been sentenced, the Justice Department weighs further action.