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Scene of fatal police shooting of murder suspect Richard Jacquez (Inset) near Kirkhaven Court and Stoneyhaven Way in South San Jose, August 17, 2015. (CBS/San Jose Police Dept.)

San Jose Police Face Questions Over Shifting Account Of Fatal Suspect Shooting

The San Jose Police Department has backtracked on its account of Monday’s fatal officer shooting of a murder suspect, saying the suspect was fleeing from police when they opened fire and not reaching for his waistband as originally stated.

08/20/2015

San Jose Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing. (CBS)

San Jose Police Body Cameras Already Under Scrutiny Before Testing

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.

07/15/2015

San Jose Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing. (CBS)

Blacks, Latinos Detained In Disproportionate Numbers By San Jose Police

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.

05/11/2015

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Retired Judges To Join Task Force Probing Racist, Homophobic Text Messages By SF Police Officers

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.

05/07/2015

San Jose Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing. (CBS)

San Jose Police Department Auditor Wants Officers More Accountable In Use-Of-Force Incidents

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.

04/10/2015

Protesters upset over the grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown shooting case gathered in San Francisco's Union Square ahead of the Macy's tree lighting celebration. (Joe Vazquez)

Independent San Jose Police Auditor Says Grand Juries No Longer Serve Their Purpose

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.

12/29/2014

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Bay Area Judge Explains Your Rights If Police Want To Search Your Cellphone

As a California Highway Patrol officer faces accusations of stealing nude photos from a DUI suspect, what are your rights if you are pulled over?

10/24/2014

Students march in protest of alleged hate crimes against an SJSU student, November 21, 2013. (CBS)

San Jose State Reviews Response To Alleged Hate Crimes Against Student

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.

02/03/2014

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Former Judge Investigates Possible SJSU Hate Crime, Reflects On Mandela’s Legacy

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.

12/06/2013

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose’s Police Auditor Blames Officer Cuts For Rising Homicide Rate

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.

12/12/2012

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