BART Cop Hires Lawyer Michael Rains

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Johannes Mehserle, the former BART cop who killed Hayward resident Oscar Grant and started this whole shebang, has hired expert cop lawyer Michael Rains to defend him, the Chron reports. Rains is one of the best lawyers in the state, and when he isn't busy representing Barry Bonds, he specializes in defending cops accused of misconduct; he kept the Riders defendants out of jail, for example. We profiled him many moons ago, and you can read our woefully didactic account here.

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