After years of false starts and foot-dragging, San Jose Police will begin field testing body cameras Monday, a reform that watchdog groups had long hoped would provide greater accountability and oversight of the city’s officers.
The City of San Jose’s Independent Police auditor believes new data on police detentions and arrests shows that racial bias exists in the department.
Three retired judges will be working with San Francisco prosecutors to review roughly 3,000 criminal cases that have potentially been tainted by 14 San Francisco police officers who sent homophobic, racist and sexist text messages, District Attorney George Gascon announced Thursday.
The independent police auditor in San Jose has issued a yearly report on the city’s police department. Chief among the recommendations is for the police department to change the way it internally investigates use-of-force incidents by officers.
San Jose independent police auditor Judge Ladoris Cordell says it’s time to do away with grand juries and that they no longer serve their purpose. This follows two grand juries that decided not to indict officers who killed unarmed black men.
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San Jose State University reacted consistent with its policies to alleged hate crimes against a black student last fall except that its president was not briefed about them for five weeks, according to a report released Monday.
Retired Judge LaDoris Cordell is leading an independent review of a recent incident on campus, where four white freshmen are accused of racially abusing an African-American dorm mate.
The Independent Police Auditor in San Jose said she has little doubt that the city’s rising crime and homicide rate is because of a cut in police staffing.
San Jose’s top police watchdog agency wants officers to start wearing miniature video cameras on their uniforms.