San Jose Police Auditor Aaron Zisser Resigns Under Pressure From Cop Union, City Leaders

San Jose’s civilian cop monitor is stepping down, citing the police union’s personal attacks as a distraction to community-led reforms.

San Jose Police Watchdog Aaron Zisser Denies Union’s Claims of Bias in Annual Oversight Report

The police union is calling for an outside investigation to see if independent police auditor Aaron Zisser should be removed from office.

SJPD Watchdog Aaron Zisser Draws Criticism From Top Brass on Approach to Oversight

San Jose’s new cop watchdog, Aaron Zisser, has won praise from activists but criticism from police over his brand of oversight.

Police Auditor: More SJPD Officers Disciplined Despite Fewer Citizen Complaints

Though fewer people have been filing complaints against San Jose cops, a greater share of those cases resulted in officer discipline.

San Jose Debates Pros, Cons of Bolstering Police Oversight

San Jose will host a City Council study session on Tuesday to talk about possibly strengthening civilian oversight of the local police force.

Audit Finds that San Jose’s Dept. of Environmental Services Has Poor Oversight of Contracts

Weak controls over consulting contracts in San Jose’s Environmental Services Department put the city at risk of cost overruns, an audit found.

San Jose Appoints Civil Rights Attorney Aaron Zisser as Next Independent Police Auditor

San Jose on Tuesday appointed prominent civil rights attorney Aaron Zisser as the city’s new police watchdog.

San Jose’s Independent Police Auditor’s Office Criticizes Lack of Transparency About Use of Force

An annual review by San Jose’s Independent Police Auditor comes up for discussion at Tuesday’s City Council meeting—the last until August.

San Jose Begins Search for New Independent Police Auditor

San Jose’s search for a new independent police auditor begins in earnest this month, as Walter Katz will officially resign from the post Friday.

San Jose Police Chief Details Shooting of Naked Man Who Led Car Chase, Raised Caulking Gun

A naked man shot by three cops after pointing a caulking gun at them Friday in San Jose remains hospitalized in critical condition.