The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) settled a wrongful death suit with the mother of Oscar Grant for $1.3 Million. On January 1, 2009, Oscar Grant was killed on a BART train platform by BART officers.
Published reports show that BART Officers shot 22-year old, Oscar Grant as he was lying face-down, on the station. It was later determined by Cell phone video that Grant was unarmed and was shot by a BART officer that was reaching for his taser but drew his gun by mistake.
The officer involved in the shooting was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and given a two year sentence. He has since been released on good behavior, after serving 11 months of the sentence.
According the Los Angeles Times, this recent BART wrongful death settlement, makes the second by BART for the wrongful death of Oscar Grant. The first settlement involved Oscar Grant's daughter, which was settled for $1.5 Million last year.
Wrongful death claims include calculating the loss of wages, loss of support, loss of services, and loss of parental guidance, if a child is involved. If you have questions regarding wrongful death, contact a Florida Wrongful Death Lawyer to discuss your rights.
BART, Oscar Grant's mother settle: $1.3 million (SF Chronicle)
Wrongful Death - Overview (LaBovick.com)