A video being distributed on the internet showing the shooting of Oscar Grant by BART police is the clearest so far.
Carlos Miller posted a report on the new video on his blog:
BART police officer Johannes Mehserle appears to be trying to handcuff him. A second cop appears to have his knee on Grant’s back while having some kind of conversation with another handcuffed suspect who is on his knees. The third cop has his hand on this suspect’s shoulder and looks like he is speaking into his radio.
A female is standing inside the train filming the incident. You can hear her tell somebody, “baby, I’m fine, I’m just recording.”
Then you hear a man’s voice from inside the train: “You gotta take pictures of that shit ….”
Although Mehserle appears to be having some type of struggle with Grant, the cop with his knee on Grant’s back is blocking the view. The more I’ve watched this video, the more it seems as if Mehserle is trying to pull something out of his belt. Perhaps handcuffs. Perhaps a Taser. Perhaps a gun.
This video is from Indymedia, broadcast Jan. 9, 2009.