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Ex-BART officer's attorney appeals sentence

November 30, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A protest was held Tuesday over a BART officer who shot and killed an unarmed man on an Oakland train platform.

Former BART Officer Johannes Mehserle received the minimum two-year sentence on his involuntary manslaughter conviction in the killing of Oscar Grant.

Mehserle's attorney is appealing the sentence and will make a request for bail later this week.

Several outraged protesters gathered outside the courthouse in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday.