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Firing Of BART Cop In Oscar Grant Case Upheld

This image provided by the Los Angeles County Superior Court shows Oscar Grant who was shot by former San Francisco Bay Area
This image provided by the Los Angeles County Superior Court shows Oscar Grant who was shot by former San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer, Johannes Mehserle on New Year's Day 2009. Mehserle testified Friday June 25, 2010 that he mistakenly pulled out his pistol instead of a stun gun when he shot and killed an unarmed black man who was lying face down on an Oakland train platform.(AP Photo/ Los Angeles County Superior Court)

An arbitrator has upheld the firing of former BART police Officer Anthony Pirone for his role in the 2009 shooting of unarmed train rider Oscar Grant, officials said Monday.

The transit agency fired Pirone in early 2010 after investigating the way he aggressively detained Grant at the Fruitvale BART Station in Oakland on New Year’s Day 2009, before a second officer shot Grant in the back while trying to arrest him.

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