The police department in Oakland, California is once again in hot water over an officer-involved shooting that occurred this past Sunday night. This time, in a nightmare-ish turn of events, the victim of the shooting is the cousin of 2009 OPD BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) martyr Oscar Grant. Tony Jones, 24, claims that he was unarmed at the time of the shooting in which, according to his mother, Bertrina Works-Grant, was seriously injured. It is reported that Jones was shot in the back while running from the police in East Oakland after being identified as a possible suspect in an alleged robbery earlier that day. Jones’ attorney, Waukeen McCoy, claims that the Oakland Police Dept. denied him the right to meet with his client while Jones was still in the hospital. “We believe that the Oakland Police Department is hiding the fact that they shot him in his back while he was retreating from them.” Police claim that they did find a weapon on the scene, however, Jones has not been charged with a crime. In 2010, former BART officer Johannes Mehserle was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the killing of Oscar Grant and has already been released on parole.

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