Jan. 12, 2009

BART General Manager Dorothy Dugger and BART Police Chief Gary Gee announced today that BART Police detectives have completed their initial investigation into the tragic shooting death of Oscar Grant on New Year's Day and have provided the results of that investigation to Alameda County District Attorney Tom Orloff's office this morning. Now it's the District Attorney's responsibility to decide whether to file charges in the case.

"The District Attorney will review and consider the evidence in the BART investigation along with the results of his own office's separate, independent investigation and any other evidence available in the Oakland Police Department's investigation," General Manager Dorothy Dugger said. "We urge the District Attorney to expeditiously review all the evidence available to him and bring this investigation to a conclusion."

While the BART Police Department's initial investigation is complete, BART will continue to cooperate fully with the District Attorney's office.

"This shooting is a tragic event in every respect for all involved," BART General Manager Dorothy Dugger said. "We recognize that the family and friends of Oscar Grant are in mourning and we extend our condolences."



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