Attorney General Assigns Prosecutor To BART Case

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - California's Attorney General is dispatching a state prosecutor to monitor Alameda County's investigation into the New Year's Day slaying of an unarmed man by a transit police officer.

Jerry Brown says an unnamed attorney from his office will act as independent observer. Local prosecutors are trying to determine how
a 22-year-old black man was fatally shot at a BART station.

Brown made the announcement after meeting Saturday with state black leaders in his Oakland office. Brown says he understands the
black community is frustrated with the pace of the criminal investigation but he is hesitant to intervene in the inquiry.

No arrest has been made in Oscar Grant's death, which has sparked public outrage and accusations of police brutality.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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