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.
Officers responded about 12:40 p.m. to a home in the 4200 block of Senter Road in San Jose, where a caller reported that several people broke into the residence and assaulted members of a family.
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo outlined this year's budget proposal on Thursday. It addresses calls for police reform as well as new economic challenges presented by the pandemic.
The images are seared into the minds of many San Joseans after a May 29 protest over the death of George Floyd turned violent. Protesters claim San Jose police acted without provocation, while department brass says they were under attack.
The San Jose police chief is restricting the use of rubber bullets in the wake of recent protests.
"We have much work to do to confront our long and terrible history of police brutality against black and brown Americans," Liccardo said. "Defunding urban police departments won't help us do it. It is the wrong idea at the worst possible time."
Police said Bianca Orozco of San Jose was arrested in connection with an incident at about 9 p.m. Friday.
Police say they were told a man walked up and started shooting into a group of people standing in a driveway at an apartment complex. He then fled the scene on foot.
The fire began shortly after 1 p.m. on the 1400 block of S. Bascom Ave.
There have been six deadly officer-involved shootings in the Bay Area since Easter.
There's been a deadly police shooting in Richmond, Oakland, San Leandro, San Jose, Half Moon Bay and South San Francisco, all of which have taken place since Easter. Henry Lee reports.
On Wednesday, the San Jose Police department honored its fallen officers in a virtual ceremony. It’s the first time in the department’s history, the service was held this way due to the pandemic.