Oscar Grant case: DA’s office announces no new charges to be filed

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley announced former BART officer Anthony Pirone won’t be charged in the 2009 death of Oscar Grant.

O’Malley met with Grant’s family Monday to discuss the conclusion of the month’s long investigation into circumstances surrounding Pirone’s involvement in the death of Grant.

Back in October, O’Malley re-opened the case promising to investigate the circumstances that led to Grant’s death.

While former BART officer Johannes Mehserle was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Grant’s death, the family says it was Pirone who created that atmosphere that led to the killing.  

“Following an exhaustive investigation and legal analysis, the District Attorney, while condemning Anthony Pirone’s conduct in the strongest of terms, has concluded that he cannot be charged with murder or any other criminal offense,” O’Malley’s office said in a statement.

The DA’s statement and a 16-page legal report can be found here.

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