San Jose Police Department
A 23-year veteran San Jose police officer has been charged with six felonies in writing phony traffic citations last month against two people, including his former attorney, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
A vehicle struck and killed a woman walking on a street south of downtown San Jose Monday night.
The capital of Silicon Valley has seen a jump in the number of so-called “bikini bars” or cafes that San Jose Police said are actually sex or strip clubs.
The lengthy labor divide between the city of San Jose and the police union may soon come to an end.
A San Jose motorcycle officer was injured in a crash with another vehicle Friday in a residential area. He was transported to the hospital, but the extent of his injuries are unknown.
After being at odds for almost a year, the City of San Jose will make a new contract offer to the city’s police officers’ union next week with a federal mediator involved.
This comes as the police department is struggling to retain officers, amid cuts in pay and pension benefits.
San Jose is a step closer to getting a new police chief with the city manager intending to appoint the acting chief, Larry Esquivel to the position permanently.
The forums, which will take place over the next several weeks, will give residents the chance to air their concerns about the violence and advise the city about how to stem gang activity in their neighborhoods, according to Mario Maciel, spokesman for the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force.
In a near unanimous decision, San Jose police officers have rejected the city’s latest one-year contract offer, which included a three-percent raise.