The trial of a former transit officer who was videotaped shooting an unarmed man in a New Year's Day confrontation will be moved to Los Angeles County because of intense media coverage, the Associated Press is reporting. Here's the full story:
The trial of a white former San Francisco Bay Area transit officer charged in the killing of an unarmed black man will be moved to Los Angeles County because of extensive media coverage and other possible distractions to trial participants, a judge in ruled Thursday.
The decision bycomes a month after he decided the murder trial of Johannes Mehserle would be moved out of that area.
San Diego counties to the judge as possible sites for a trial.recommended and
Mehserle, 27, is charged with fatally shooting Oscar Grant, 22, at ain Oakland on New Year’s Day. The incident was video-recorded by several bystanders, shown across the Internet and subsequently used as evidence in a preliminary hearing last spring.
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