Larry Esquivel

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

San Jose Police Chief Larry Esquivel (San Jose Police Dept.)

San Jose Police Chief Tackles Murder Suspect Escaping From Station

San Jose’s Police Chief tackled a murder suspect attempting to make a bold escape Monday.

04/20/2015

Interim San Jose Police Chief Larry Esquivel. (San Jose Police Department)

San Jose Police Chief Says City Is Safe But Admits Department’s Challenges

San Jose Police Chief Larry Esquivel tells KCBS In Depth that the largest city in the Bay Area is still a safe place to live but admits the challenges of keeping officers from leaving for better jobs.

02/02/2015

Protesters marching in response to the Eric Garner grand jury decision march in Oakland on December 5, 2014. (CBS)

3 Bay Area Police Unions Calling For End Of ‘Vilification’ Of Officers; Ask For A Dialogue

In the wake of the fatal shootings of two police officers in New York, police unions in the Bay Area’s three largest cities are calling for a “constructive dialogue” and an end to the “vilification” of police officers by protesters.

12/24/2014

Officer Phil White of the San Jose Police Department seen teaching a gang prevention class to San Jose elementary students (Bay Area News Group)

Protest Over San Jose Police Officer’s Controversial Tweets, 13,000 Sign Petition Demanding His Firing

The demonstrators delivered to San Jose Police Chief Larry Esquivel shortly after 5 p.m. a copy of an online petition signed by more than 13,000 people calling for the termination of Police Officer Phillip White, police spokeswoman Sgt. Heather Randol said.

12/18/2014

San Jose Police Chief Larry Esquivel (San Jose Police Dept.)

San Jose Police Chief Under Fire For Accepting Gifts From San Francisco 49ers

Police Chief Larry Esquivel has already reimbursed the team for the tickets, but the Independent Police Auditor said that may not be enough.

11/13/2014

Officer Geoffrey Graves (San Jose Police Dept.)

San Jose Police Officer Accused Of Raping Woman In Hotel Room While On Duty

A San Jose police officer has been arrested and charged with raping a woman whom he had just dropped off at a hotel after responding to a domestic disturbance last year, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.

03/11/2014

San Jose Police shot and killed a pit bull during an investigation. (CBS)

Business Leaders Share Concerns Over Crime Spike With New SJPD Chief

Chief Larry Esquivel met with the Story Road Business Association to try to address their concerns about crime and staffing levels.

01/15/2014

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

San Jose’s Crime Rate Higher Than State, National Averages

Once billed as the safest large city in the nation, a new report by the San Jose City Auditor reveals a significant spike in property crime. The report said the crime rate is now above state and national averages.

12/17/2013

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

San Jose Gives Officers 11% Raise, Esquivel Named Permanent Chief

San Jose has given its police officers an 11 percent raise in the hopes of stopping them from leaving the city for more lucrative jobs.

12/10/2013

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