Filing: Man was Restrained When Shot by BART Cop

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A new court filing alleges that the 22-year-old man killed by a Bay Area transit officer had his hands behind his back and another officer was kneeling on his neck when he was shot.

The allegations were contained in an Oakland police officer's request Tuesday to issue an arrest warrant for Johannes Mehserle.

The 27-year-old Mehserle has been charged with murder in the New
Year's Day shooting of Oscar Grant.

The court filing said it appeared from cell phone video that "Mehserle shot and killed Oscar Grant while Grant was restrained and unarmed."

Mehserle was arrested in Nevada Tuesday evening and was returning to Oakland Wednesday.

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


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