Tragic drama chronicling the last day of Oscar Grant III, who was fatally shot in the back by a police officer at Oakland's Fruitvale BART station in the early hours of New Year's Day 2009. The film follows Oscar (Michael B. Jordan) as he tries to start afresh before the beginning of the new year by being a better father to his daughter Tatiana (Ariana Neal) and a better partner to his girlfriend Sophina (Melonie Diaz). Later in the evening, Oscar travels to San Francisco to attend a New Year's party and it is when he is returning from the festivities that a fight breaks out between him and an old prison acquaintance. The police are then alerted to the trouble and take Oscar and his friends into custody. Shortly afterwards, a lapse in judgement by one of the police officers leads to a tragic outcome.