Prosecutors spent thousands during Mehserle trial

SAN FRANCISCO

According to the Bay Area News Group, the total bill for the district attorney's office totaled $144,000.

Once the trial for former BART officer Johannes Mehserle was moved to Los Angeles, prosecutors spent $25,000 on airfare, $55,000 on lodging and another $17,000 in other hotel costs.

Mehserle was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of unarmed passenger Oscar Grant.

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