Former Bay Area Rapid Transit Police officer Johannes Mehserle, convicted of killing unarmed passenger Oscar Grant, was released after serving only 11 months in jail of a two-year minimal term sentence. Mehserle claimed Grant was resisting arrest, and as a result he attempted to taze the 22 year old, who was already face down and unarmed. Mehserle said he mistook his tazer for his firearm and opened fire striking Grant in the back. He was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the shooting, and was released from Los Angeles County jail on Monday due to credit for time served and good behavior. Above community members, including Grant’s Uncle Bobby Johnson protest the early release of the BART officer.