Oscar Grant the TRAGEDY …continues

(CNN) — A former police officer who is white was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter Thursday in the killing of an unarmed black man in Oakland, California. The verdict was announced in Los Angeles, where the trial was held, shortly after 4 pm PT (7 pm ET). Johannes Mehserle, who was a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer at the time of the incident, was accused of shooting 22-year-old Oscar Grant on an Oakland train platform on January 1, 2009. Mehserle could have been found not guilty, guilty of murder or guilty of a lesser offense including manslaughter. The trial was moved from Alameda County to Los Angeles due to pre-trial publicity. Mehserle, wearing a gray suit, blue shirt and red tie, showed no emotion during the reading of the verdict. The former officer did not saying anything to Superior Court Judge Robert Perry or attorneys. About a dozen Los Angeles County deputies escorted the handcuffed defendant out of the courtroom after the verdict was announced. Outside the courtroom after the verdict, Grant family members expressed outrage at the verdict. “My son was murdered. He was murdered. He was murdered. My son was murdered,” said Grant’s mother, Wanda Johnson. “The system has let us down but God will never ever let us down,” she said. Johnson and other speakers said African-Americans have too long been the victims of police abuse and a biased judicial system. She said Mehserle wasn’t found accountable. “We couldn’t get even six hours of deliberations