Handwritten Apology Note from Oakland New Year's Day Shooting Released

Yesterday, Oakland BART police officer Johannes Mehserle was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed black man on New Year's Day 2009. The tragedy and trial that followed grabbed national headlines, partly because of the disturbing videos of the shooting that bystanders captured on their cell phones. While waiting for the jury to deliberate, Officer Mehserle penned the following handwritten note of apology  to the victim, Oscar Grant, and his family:

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