Video footage showing the New Year’s Day 2009 shooting of unarmed BART passenger Oscar Grant by a former BART Police Officer that has never before been viewed outside of a courtroom was publicly released by the Los Angeles County Superior Court Thursday afternoon.

The videos were taken by BART passenger Tommy Cross and have been introduced into evidence in the murder trial of former BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle. The videos have been enhanced by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.

Also released Thursday were BART Police dispatch recordings, transcripts and photographic evidence used by the prosecution and defense.

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