East Palo Alto officials have appointed Police Capt. Federico Rocha as the city’s new interim chief, following the announcement of the retirement of Police Chief Ron Davis.
The streets of East Palo Alto were a little quieter Thursday night; police officers were enforcing a long-standing curfew that prohibits anyone under the age of 18 from being in a public space between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. It’s been on the books since 1995, but hasn’t been strictly enforced because of limited police resources.
East Palo Alto Police Chief Ron Davis today called the shooting of five people at a bus stop on Sunday afternoon “a cowardly act” and vowed to find those responsible.
Police believe three suspects in two fatal gang-related shootings in East Palo Alto earlier this month might also have been involved in a killing and several robberies in Colorado.
Federal, state and local agencies gathered in East Palo Alto on Wednesday to discuss strategies for putting an end to gang violence in the city.
A new police chief for California’s third-largest city could be named as early as next month as open-government advocates call for San Jose officials release the job candidates’ names.