oakland.verdict.jpgFormer BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle was released from the Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail at about 12:30 a.m. today, according to Victim Information and Notification Everyday, the national victim notification network.

Mehserle was convicted of killing 22-year-old Oscar Grant on New Year’s Day 2009 on the Fruitvale BART station platform.

On Nov. 5, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Robert Perry sentenced Mehserle to two years for involuntary manslaughter, but his prison term was shortened.

Rachel Purdy, Bay City News

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