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Transit agency to pay $1.3M to Oscar Grant's mom

A San Francisco Bay area transit agency Tuesday agreed to pay $1.3 million to the mother of a 22-year-old unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white transit officer in 2009.The settlement between Bay Area Rapid Transit and Wanda Johnson resolves a $50 million wrongful death and civil rights suit filed in federal court by Oscar Grant's family."No amount of money could replace Oscar. Not one dollar or $100 million," said Johnson during a news conference in Oakland. "My heart feels broken for the loss of my son..."It didn't have to be this way."Former BART officer Johannes Mehserle, 29, was convicted last year of involuntary manslaughter for fatally shooting Grant on an Oakland train station platform on New Year's Day in 2009.Mehserle was released this month after serving one year in Los Angeles jail after his high-profile trial was moved to Southern California.The shooting was recorded by bystanders and within hours videos of the incident were posted online showing Mehserle firing...

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