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BART Cop Marysol Domenici Involved In Grant Shooting Fired
Posted: 4:48 pm PDT March 25,2010Updated: 5:21 pm PDT March 25,2010
OAKLAND, Calif. -- One of the BART police officers involved in the New Year's Day shooting last year that ended in the death of Oscar Grant has been fired, according to a BART spokesman.
The officer, Marysol Domenici, was one of the first two BART police officers to respond to the call of a fight on board a BART train. Her partner was Tony Pirone, the officer Grant's family and their attorney blamed for escalating the situation that led to the shooting by fellow officer Johannes Mehserle, now charged with murder.
As KTVU first reported last year, an internal investigation of the shooting conducted by Meyers Nave have recommended that BART fire both Domenici and Pirone. But it has taken this long for that to happen. KTVU also learned that the administrative hearings for both Domenici and Pirone have been held separately; Domenici's first. She was a black belt in karate and a training instructor for the police department. Sources say that if she's fired, it is highly likely that Pirone's firing will soon follow.
Both officers have been on administrative leave since the day of the killing, drawing their salary but not working.