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Justice dept to investigate BART officer verdict

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CBS 8) - Johannes Mehserle was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 New Year year's Day shooting death of Oscar Grant.

That verdict outraged many in Oakland last night touching off violent protests.

They believe Mehserle, who is white, deserved a harsher sentence for killing Grant, who was black.

News 8's Phil Blauer has more in this video story, including a letter written by Mehserle just days before the verdict.

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