A protester with “Occupy San Jose” climbed to the top of a large wall outside City Hall early Monday morning to protest the continued removal of protesters from the plaza below, police and protesters said.
A San Jose police officer and a suspect were hospitalized following a scuffle Friday morning in which the officer’s gun was fired, a police spokesman said.
Two men are accused of stealing $120,000 intended for student scholarships while working for a charitable organization tied to their jobs as San Jose police officers.
The staffing problems within SJPD only stand to get worse, with more than 100 officers expected to be laid off in late June because of San Jose’s budget problems.
San Jose and the San Jose Police Officers’ Association have reached a tentative agreement on concessions that will save the jobs of more than 150 officers.
Arts funding in San Jose could be taking a hit after a city council member proposed diverting some of the money to reduce the number of police officer layoffs. Councilman Pete Constant, a former San Jose Police officer, has released nine budget proposals to provide the funding to prevent 97 police officer layoffs.
San Jose’s loss may be Santa Cruz County’s gain – at least when it comes to their respective law enforcement units.
The San Jose Police Department could lay off as many as 300 police officers by June 27th if the Police Officer’s Association doesn’t agree to an ongoing 10 percent pay cut.
San Jose’s budget woes may already force the city to lay off more than 100 police officers, but proposed cuts could take that number even higher.
Two San Jose teenagers have been arrested in connection with a suspected gang murder outside a South Bay McDonalds.