Johannese Mehserle has been sentenced in Los Angeles County court to 2 years for involuntary manslaughter. The gun enhancement has been set aside and a new trial for that charge ordered.  However, this means that Mehserle’s time served in jaul will be brief–the two years will take into account the time Mehserle served.

ABC News reports that Grant family rose and walked out of courtroom.

We will keep developing this story.

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Susan Mernit is editor & publisher of Oakland Local ( a news & community hub for Oakland, CA. A former VP at AOL & Netscape, & former! Yahoo Senior Director, Mernit was consulting program manager for The Knight News Challenge, 2008-09; was a 2012 Stanford Carlos McClatchy Fellow; and is a board adviser to The Center for Health Reporting at USC, Annenberg School of Journalism. She has consulted with many non-profit organizations on strategy, product development and social media/engagement, including, TechSoup Global, Public Radio International and the Institute for Policy Studies/Economic Hardship Reporting Project, led by Barbara Ehrenreich.