Independent San Jose Police Auditor Says Grand Juries No Longer Serve Their PurposeSan Jose independent police auditor Judge Ladoris Cordell says it’s time to do away with grand juries and that they no longer serve their purpose. This follows two grand juries that decided not to indict officers who killed unarmed black men.
2,500 Crime Lab Drug Tests Botched In Santa Clara CountyThe Santa Clara County’s District Attorney’s Office is notifying about 2,500 defendants arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and their attorneys that tests for methamphetamine use, taken two-month period, were conducted improperly.
Prosecutor Stands By Misdemeanor Charges For SJSU Students Accused Of Hate CrimesWhile civil rights groups are calling for four San Jose State University students to be charged with felonies over their alleged racial harassment and abuse of their dorm-mate, Santa Clara County prosecutors are standing by the misdemeanor charges filed.
Disgraced Former Santa Clara County Supervisor Expected Back in CourtFormer Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa, who entered a guilty plea back in May to misuse of taxpayer and campaign funds, was due back in court Friday afternoon.
48 Face Charges In Largest Ever Santa Clara County Gang IndictmentGrand jury indictments were handed down against 48 suspected members of the Nuestra Familia gang in Santa Clara County on Tuesday.
Santa Clara County Announces Major Gun Buyback ProgramSanta Clara County has unveiled plans for what officials hope will be the largest gun buyback event held so far in the Bay Area.
Santa Clara Prosecutor Suspended For Withholding Evidence In Gang TrialA Santa Clara County veteran prosecutor has been suspended without pay for withholding evidence in high-profile gang trail in San Jose.
More Than 100 South Bay Inmates Could Get Released After '3-Strikes' VoteWith the passage of Proposition 36 on Election Day, California’s "Three Strikes" law could change the fates of thousands of state inmates, and now Santa Clara county is making plans for the transition.
San Jose Police Officer Cleared In Fatal Shooting, Ruled Self DefenseA fatal shooting by San Jose a police officer last year was ruled a case of justified self-defense by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office Tuesday.
Santa Clara County Adding 15 New Prosecutors In MarchThe Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office is adding 15 new prosecutors, set to start their jobs on March 5th.
State Bar Disciplines Former Santa Clara County ProsecutorThe State Bar of California has taken disciplinary action against a one-time deputy district attorney in the Santa Clara County District Attorney's office for wrongdoing she has admitted to in connection with a decade-old case she prosecuted.
DA Declines To File Charges In De Anza Baseball Team Rape CaseSanta Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen announced Friday that his office would not file criminal charges in the alleged gang rape of a 17-year-old girl by De Anza College baseball players at a house party in 2007.
Plan To Keep Young Offenders In San Jose Out Of Juvenile Hall Shows Results Santa Clara County Juvenile hall is a much less crowded place these days, with an effort to divert young offenders showing positive results.
South Bay Cold Case Murder Solved After 10 YearsJeanine Harms was last seen in a Campbell bar on July 27th, 2001. She invited a man she’d met at the bar to her house, and was never seen again. That man, Maurice Nasmeh, who always proclaimed his innocence, was accused of killing the 42-year-old woman.
Expiring Vehicle License Fee Threatens Santa Clara County High Tech Task ForceA high tech crime task force in San Jose specializing in identity theft and intellectual property investigations might lose its $2 million funding if the California vehicle license fee expires, authorities said.