Police shot and wounded a man who allegedly tried to break into a cop car and pilfer a racked shotgun last week.
The San Jose Police Department faces another internal investigation after it was found that Chief Larry Esquivel accepted a prohibited gift from the San Francisco 49ers. That investigation could be complicated.
Deadly encounters between police and citizens have increased in recent years. And while officer-involved shootings are nearly always ruled justified, mistakes are costly—both in lives and in the millions that the public pays to victims and their heirs.
An excessive-force complaint against San Jose police has reignited a years-old controversy about the way the department handles claims of officer misconduct.
A recent report from Independent Police Auditor LaDoris Cordell highlighted two incidents involving San Jose police officers having sex on the job. But Cordell was far less critical of the salacious activity and more concerned with the fact that officers lied to investigators about it.
The frequency of posts by the Mercury News’ new political blog has been herky-jerky, but that isn’t the only aspect of the gossip site that’s missed a beat.
An angry Facebook post directed at San Jose Councilman Johnny Khamis has led to three San Jose police officers being investigated by the department’s Internal Affairs division.
Last week Fly speculated on the potential demise of the Mercury News’ weekly political column, Internal Affairs. As it turns out, the column continues to run in print but wasn’t posting consistently online in May.