NAACP, AG to meet on BART shooting

January 9, 2009 7:43:42 PM PST
The California NAACP is asking the attorney general's office to launch its own investigation into the death of Oscar Grant.

Grant, who was unarmed, was fatally shot in the back by a BART police officer on New Year's Day at the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland.

Friday, Attorney General Jerry Brown noted there are already three agencies investigating the shooting, and he said the proper role of his office is to oversee that process, rather than be involved directly.

"My job is to see that the laws of California are fairly and adequately enforced and I will do that, but you do that not by doing everybody else's job, but by being available, by observing, and if necessary participating in the work product," Brown said.

Brown and state NAACP head Alice Huffman are set to meet Saturday morning about the issue.