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Former Oakland City Attorney Jane Williams In Charge Of BART Police Investigation

This video released by the BART Board of Directors, who are finally getting New Media to a small degree, features Oakland City Attorney Jane Williams explaining what her law firm will be looking for in investigating the actions of BART Police which led to the murder of Oscar Grant.

Williams says that they will look at the actions of the officers and conduct with the public and recommend discipline measures to the BART Board.

Here's what the BART Board New Media rep wrote on YouTube:

BART has turned over its internal affairs investigation to the Oakland-based law firm of Meyers Nave. Meyers Nave is an independent, third party that will investigate the actions of all the officers present during the events leading up to the shooting death of Oscar Grant on January 1, 2009, on the Fruitvale Station platform.

Meyers Nave is known throughout the state for its expertise in a broad range of police work and public law. The Oakland based law firm has a solid reputation built on the highest ethical standards. The firm has a 20 year history of producing independent, objective reports that have led to the discipline and termination of officers in other jurisdictions as well as changes in the policies and procedures of other law enforcement agencies. The Meyers Nave team that will conduct the internal investigation includes:

Jayne Williams
Jayne Williams is the managing principal of Meyers Nave. She is a member of the firm's public law department and currently serves as the city attorney for the City of San Leandro. Jayne has extensive experience in strategic planning, managing and coordinating litigators and transactional attorneys in complex civil litigation and innovative public project initiatives. She is an acknowledged expert in all aspects of representation of elected and appointed public officials and public agencies.

Kim Colwell
Kim Colwell is the chair of Meyers Naves Tort/Civil Rights Litigation Practice Group and Litigation Manager for the entire Firm. Kim has handled hundreds of police conduct cases have involved police civil rights litigation, from minor traffic stops through hostage situations, false arrest, taser cases and shootings.

David Cunningham
David Cunningham, a principal in Meyers Naves LA office, has extensive experience in police work, having presided over 250 use of force cases while serving on the Board of Police Commissioners, the civilian oversight body over the Los Angeles Police Department. David is also currently an appointed member of the Los Angeles Sheriffs Equity Oversight Panel whose function is to make findings and recommend discipline following investigations of harassment and discrimination within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Art Hartinger
Art Hartinger is a principal at Meyers Nave and chairperson of the Labor and Employment Department. Art regularly handles administrative matters, including employee termination proceedings, grievances and wage and hour matters, where he advises and supervises internal investigations.

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