[Updated at 7:13 p.m.] Johannes Mehserle, a white former police officer accused of killing an unarmed black man in Oakland, California, has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.
The verdict was read in court minutes ago.
[Posted at 6:36 p.m.] A verdict has been reached in the trial of a former police officer who is white and accused of killing an unarmed black man in Oakland, California, according to a superior court spokesman. The verdict will be read at 4 p.m. (7 p.m. ET).
Johannes Mehserle, who was a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer at the time of the shooting, is accused of shooting 22-year-old Oscar Grant on a California train platform on January 1, 2009. Mehserle, who was on duty at the time, said at the trial that he intended to draw and fire his Taser rather than his gun, CNN affiliate KTVU reported.