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TN father may take officer to court for killing his son

(WMC-TV) - The path is now clear for the father of Oscar Grant III to sue the former police officer who shot and killed his 22-year-old son.

On New Year's Day back in 2009, Officer Johannes Mehserle shot Grant on the platform of the Fruitvale train station in Oakland ... while Grant was lying face down with his hands behind his back.

Mehserle was sentenced to two years in prison for involuntary manslaughter. However, now, Grant's father, Oscar Grant, Junior, can take Officer Mehserle to court.

This case is now the basis for a movie that's playing in theaters now, called "Fruitvale Station."

Click here to read previous coverage of the case: http://bit.ly/18RpSVZ .

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