bartpolice_generic.jpgAuthorities poised for civil unrest in the wake of the verdict in the trial of the former BART cop accused of killing unarmed passenger Oscar Grant can probably relax just a bit today: Chances are very good that the jury’s not going to be making any decisions today.

According to the SJ Merc, jurors in the Johannes Meserle murder trial will only be deliberating from 9-11 this morning because one juror has a doctor’s appointment.

As you might recall, deliberations were canceled yesterday due to a juror’s illness.

Today’s deliberations will also not include any of the discussions the jury had on Friday, since the jury’s starting fresh after losing a juror to vacation.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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