Another officer connected to a fatal shooting of an unarmed man on a California train platform lost his job, authorities said Thursday.
Tony Pirone was one of several officers on the scene in Oakland when another officer fatally shot the man in the back on New Year's Day last year.
A Bay Area Rapid Transit train system interim chief did not release details on why Pirone left the BART police force. A brief statement was posted on the train system's website.
"I have announced to my staff that Officer Tony Pirone is no longer employed by the District," Interim Police Chief Daschel Butler said. "Mr. Pirone's last day of employment was (Thursday)."
This statement comes a month after BART officials announced that Marysol Domenici, another officer on the scene during the shooting, had lost her job.
The shooting of Oscar Grant, 22, was captured on a bystander's cell-phone video camera. The video was widely circulated on the internet and on news shows, and spurred several protests and riots in and around Oakland.