Fruitvale Station

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Fruitvale Station (2013)

Fruitvale Station is a 2013 independent film that dramatizes the events leading up to and the shooting of Oscar Grant by BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) officers on New Years Day, 2009. The film was the feature debut of writer/director Ryan Coogler and was the first leading role for Michael B. Jordan, who portrayed Oscar Grant. The film was produced by actor/director Forest Whitaker and was done with the full cooperation of BART, who allowed filming at Fruitvale Station, where the actual shooting occurred, and even the precise location where Grant was shot. The names of the BART officers involved in the incident were changed, however.


The following weapons were used in the film Fruitvale Station:

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Advanced Taser M26

BART Officer Salazar (Alejandra Nolasco) is armed with an Advanced Taser M26.

Advanced Taser M26
Officer Salazar with her Advanced Taser M26.
Officer Salazar tries to control a suspect with her M26. The laser dot is seen to the left.

Special

Writer/Director Ryan Coogler directs his actors in a behind-the-scenes featurette.

X26 Taser

BART Officers Caruso (Kevin Durand) and Ingram (Chad Michael Murray) are armed with X26 Tasers.

An X26 Tazer with safety cap on
Officer Caruso with his X26 as he discusses the situation with Officer Salazar.
Officer Ingram with his X26 drawn.
The X26 on Ingram's belt. The officer who actually shot Oscar Grant claimed in court that he believed that he was drawing his X26 to tase Oscar Grant, not his sidearm. This defense was rejected not only due to the weight and color difference between the X26 and the officer's sidearm, but the fact that his taser was on the left side of his body, as depicted here.

SIG-Sauer P228

Officer Ingram shoots Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan) with a SIG-Sauer P228. In reality, Oscar Grant was shot with a SIG-Sauer P226 chambered in .40 S&W.

SIG-Sauer P228 - 9x19mm
Officer Ingram with his P228. It's a bit hard to make out, but the curved trigger guard can be seen.



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