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Former BART officer testifies in his own defense

Jun 25, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
Johannes Mehserle, who is accused of killing an unarmed man at an Oakland transit station, says he had little training on using a Taser but was warned on the dangers of confusing it with his handgun.

A former transit police officer on trial for the fatal shooting of a passenger at an Oakland BART station took the witness stand in his own defense Thursday, testifying he had little training on using a Taser but was warned of the dangers of confusing it with his handgun — which is what his lawyers insist happened on New Year's Day 2009.


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