BART hires new police chief from Santa Ana

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During Rainey’s tenure, the chief reformed the department and helped it recover from the fatal Jan. 1, 2009 Oscar Grant shooting by a BART police officer at Fruitvale station. The shooting, which attracted national attention and became the subject of a movie, roiled the department and the transit system in controversy. Rojas worked his way up from patrol officer to police chief in Santa Ana, serving as corporal, sergeant, commander and deputy chief, according to the city’s website. According to the Orange County Register, Santa Ana experienced a surge in shootings, many of them gang relate...

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