San Jose Police Department
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.
A man was killed and two people injured when an SUV struck a pole in San Jose early Sunday morning, police said.
The San Jose Police Department said Monday that a program implemented this summer to reduce gang-related crime has led to an overall 20 percent reduction in crime from last year.
The City of San Jose has agreed to pay nearly $5 million in a settlement to a man who was shot more than a dozen times by police in 2011 when they mistook his toy gun for a weapon.
A suspect remains at large after fatally stabbing a woman in San Jose Saturday night.
An early Friday morning car crash damaged and cut the main water supply for an elementary school campus in San Jose, authorities said.