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BART Board Meeting Police-Related Matters - No Mobile Phone Policy, Indybay Arrest, 9/22/11: audio
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On September 22nd at BART's most recent meeting of its board of directors -- despite having an open investigation into the July BART police killing of Charles Hill and the string of protests since -- police-related matters were barely on the agenda. BART's new general manager Grace Crunican mentioned the upcoming hearing of the State Assembly Committee on Public Safety on BART police issues. Citizen Review Board chair George Perezvelez gave a presentation to the board regarding mobile antenna shut-down recommendations, although the board seemed disinterested in actually establishing a policy. And this reporter utilized the public comment period at the end of the meeting to notify the board about BART police deputy chief Dan Hartwig having wrongfully targeted me for arrest at a protest on September 8th. BART police chief Kenton Rainey disingenuously responded to my comment by insinuating that I had been acting like a protester at the demonstration and only claimed to be a journalist to avoid the consequences of my actions. [Audio below]

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