SJ Police Auditor Fires Employee after Mole Investigation
An employee who worked for San Jose’s Independent Police Auditor’s office has been fired in the wake of an investigation into a possible mole in the auditor’s office.
The investigation concluded June 30th, and on Wednesday IPA LaDoris Cordell reportedly fired Suzan Stauffer, a senior analyst and complaint examiner in her office.
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The probe found no evidence of a mole, but community groups are saying that this move restores faith in the office.
”People are saying that LaDoris is coming in and cleaning house, and she’s not taking any chances,” said Jeff Moore, president of the San Jose/Silicon Valley NAACP. “She wants to be right with the community, and the police department as well, and the only way you can do that is to try to correct what appears to be wrong, and this was a step in the right direction.”
He says Cordell and police officials still need to answer questions about what happened in the IPA office, and that may happen at a community forum scheduled for July 27th.
Last month former police union president Bobby Lopez told the Mercury News that he had an informant in the IPA’s office, statements that he later denied making.