San Jose’s civilian cop monitor is stepping down, citing the police union’s personal attacks as a distraction to community-led reforms.
The police union is calling for an outside investigation to see if independent police auditor Aaron Zisser should be removed from office.
San Jose’s new cop watchdog, Aaron Zisser, has won praise from activists but criticism from police over his brand of oversight.
Though fewer people have been filing complaints against San Jose cops, a greater share of those cases resulted in officer discipline.
San Jose will host a City Council study session on Tuesday to talk about possibly strengthening civilian oversight of the local police force.
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 on Tuesday appointed prominent civil rights attorney Aaron Zisser as the city’s new police watchdog.
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’s search for a new independent police auditor begins in earnest this month, as Walter Katz will officially resign from the post Friday.
A naked man shot by three cops after pointing a caulking gun at them Friday in San Jose remains hospitalized in critical condition.