San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia banned the use of rubber bullets as a method of crowd control on June 16, so officers could no longer use them to control crowds, only to defend themselves.
Days after police bodycam from the May riot was released, top brass told city council members a lack of training hampered their efforts.
San Jose police on Friday released officers' body-worn camera footage of three cases with heightened community interest.
The curfew was enacted by City Manager Dave Sykes and in effect until June 4, following protests focused on police brutality and racism, particularly in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.
The collision was reported around 8:09 a.m. and happened at the intersection of Santa Clara Street and Notre Dame Avenue.
The vandalism took place Friday night.
Hundreds of protesters are marching through the downtown streets of two of the Bay Area's three largest cities Friday evening.
Officer David Lezama’s body cam shows him making a fast-paced u-turn near Oak Hill Cemetery in San Jose. He was trying to stop cyclist Gabriel Gonzales, who was riding without a light on his bicycle. Seconds later, Lezama uses his patrol vehicle to ram Gonzales, sending the 26-year-old flying into a chain-link fence.
"It's not an easy decision. It's been a life of service thus far and I'm going to miss it," said Chief Eddie Garcia.
Mayor Sam Liccardo hailed Garcia as an "exuberant leader who gave his heart and soul to his hometown."
The officer is accused of laundering around 18 million dollars.
Ann Rubin reports.
“Some of the comments that I’ve seen, absolutely abhorrent. I was shocked by some of them,” said San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia.
The mayor said he expects that any officer expressing racist, anti-Muslim, or menacing comments will be fired.
The department is investigating reports of racist Facebook posts made by the officers.
More than 225 faculty, staff and students have signed-on to a form to defund that university’s police department, immediately.
"Underneath the uniform, we're all people. So it's hit us all quite a bit," said academy graduate Fihussein Eli.
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo unveiled his plan to reform the San Jose Police Department during a virtual press conference Wednesday afternoon.
Jesse Gary reports.
San Jose police are asking for the public's help to identify a woman who they say intentionally coughed on a small child in a stroller. Doing so is considered assault and a felony crime during the COVID-19 pandemic.