SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

California | East Bay | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Front Page

Fri Nov 27 2009 (Updated 02/23/10) Los Angeles Set to Host Oscar Grant Murder Trial But Venue Could Still End Up in San Diego
Judge Orders Mehserle to Be Tried in Los Angeles County On Thursday, Novemember 19th, Superior Court Judge Morris Jacobson ordered that Johannes Mehserle's trial for the murder of Oscar Grant be moved to Los Angeles County. In the hearing to decide if the venue should be held in San Diego County or Los Angeles County, the determining factors were: pretrial publicity, relative hardship to parties, conservation of judicial resources and public funds, and demographics.

Los Angeles currently claims it is not to be able to take the case for another six to twelve months. While San Diego is able to schedule the trial at an earlier date, Los Angeles already has the facilities to handle high profile cases and would not bill Alameda County taxpayers for the cost of the judge and security enhancements. Mehserle and his defense team, though, had previously waved his right to a speedy trial, so there remains the possibility that the defense will revoke that waiver which would put pressure on Los Angeles to move the trial date forward, and if L.A. was not able to, then the trial could yet be moved to San Diego.

Read More | photoPhotos | Southern California: First Cop on Trial for Murder in the History of the State Is Headed Your Way

See Also: pdfRekonize Newsletter v1i1 | videoViolence again on BART involving police and passenger | Oscar Grant Case: Trial of Mehserle to be held in Los Angeles | audiopdfLA Indymedia 10-Year Anniversary: "Troublemaking: The Worst and Best of Indybay" | audioTown Hall on Environmental Justice in Oakland and Mehserle Change of Venue, 11/7/09: audio | audiopdfBART Police Review Committee on Hiring New Police Chief and New Year's Eve Plans, 11/4/09: audio and PDFs | video"Operation Small Axe" Highlights Resistance in Oakland's Occupied Territories: Review & Trailer | audioTown Hall on BART Police, DA Failing in Mehserle Change of Venue, and Rape of Women, 10/31/09: audio | audioTown Hall on Venue Change, State BART Hearing, and Oakland Merchant Credit, 10/24/09: audio | Who leaked information about Mehserle's change of venue? Los Angeles or San Diego? Next hearing Nov 19th | Judge Orders Change of Venue in Oscar Grant Case-Outrageous… and Unjust! | audioTown Hall for Justice for Oscar Grant Faces Mehserle Venue Change Order, 10/17/09: audio | audiopdfCA Assembly Hearing on BART's Deeply Inept, Reckless, and Corrupt Police Force: audio and PDFs

Previous Related Indybay Features: Mehserle's Trial to Be Held Outside of Alameda | Indybay Coverage of the Justice for Oscar Grant Movement

07/28/15 City of Oakland Declares Humanist Hall a Neighborhood Nuisance, Issues Huge Fines   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Government & Elections
07/27/15 Community Farm on International Blvd Destroyed, But Farmer's Promise Comeback   Police State and Prisons | Environment & Forest Defense | Health, Housing, and Public Services
07/27/15 Fresno Cop Watcher Found Guilty of Vandalism for Chalk Writing on Police Memorial   Police State and Prisons | Central Valley
07/26/15 Two New Arrests Brings Total to Four Arrested for Huge String of ALF Actions in 2013   Police State and Prisons | California | Animal Liberation
07/16/15 RPSC Community Arts Space to Close as Result of Continuing Wave of Oakland Gentrification   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Arts + Action
07/16/15 Forum Participants Engage in Collective Discussion and Organizing to Create Global Change   Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | South Bay
07/16/15 SC11 Say Attempt to Turn Bank into Community Center Could Have "Rippling Impacts"   Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/16/15 Donations Sought for Family of 17-Year-Old Killed by Sheriff's Deputies   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/16/15 Solar Project Agreement Compensates for Loss of Golden Eagle Nesting and Foraging Habitat   Environment & Forest Defense | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/14/15 Supporters of Richard "Pedie" Perez Reject DA's Determination that Killing Was Justified   Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice
07/13/15 Animal Rights Groups Videotape Injuries to Horses and Calves at Salinas Rodeo   Animal Liberation | Santa Cruz Indymedia