UCHastings Instagram

Barrister's Ball
Instagram Photo Likes thoffany, jaybeedoe, exnowayyy and 12 others like this.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Professor David Levine in the Shift in the Oscar Grant BART Shooting Case

Until now, the courts and the public have placed the responsibility for Oscar Grant's death entirely on the BART police officer who shot the unarmed passenger on an Oakland train platform. But a federal appeals court ruling could shift some of the blame to the officer's supervisor and perhaps the transit system itself.

Like the judge in Mehserle's criminal case, the appeals court last week rejected the former officer's claim that the shooting was legally justified and said it should go to the jury. The court also said a jury should decide whether Pirone had any reasonable basis for detaining Grant and his friends.

Courts usually give officers broad leeway in such heat-of-the-moment decisions, said David Levine, a law professor at UC Hastings in San Francisco.

Read more from the San Francisco Chronicle here.

Go to News Archive

Share this Story

Share via Facebook
Share via TwitterShare via EmailPrint Friendly Version

Other Recent Stories/ RSS

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Passionate About Deaf Issues: 5 Qs for Alice McGill '91

Alice McGill is the Deputy Director at NorCal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Sacramento, California.
Thursday, October 16, 2014

3L Robert Graham: City Bank Project is Alternate Housing Crisis Fix

"My upbringing and public interest background has taught me that affordable housing is intertwined with other social and fiscal issues—like a child’s access to quality education and a working family’s ability to earn a living wage."
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

La Raza’s Day @ Law School Opens the Door to Future Law Students

250 youth from area schools will spend the day immersed in all things UC Hastings to whet their appetite for a legal career.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

5Qs for 3L Mario Lopez, Fall Intern at the White House

Lopez works on financial and housing issues has enjoyed being at the heart of the executive branch.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarships Go to 1Ls Eliana Corona-Vazquez and Gabrielle Parris

Professor Zitrin has contributed to several of the 19 scholarships awarded to UC Hastings students since 1998.
Go to News Archive