San Jose Inside published its annual Year in Review list last week. Now we give you several predictions—some more likely than others—of stories to come in 2015. First on our list: San Jose’s new mayor, Sam Liccardo, will show police the love—or something like that.
The San Jose Police Department received praise last week for 12 officers volunteering to wear body cameras as part of a pilot program. What several reports failed to mention, however, is that internal politics has temporarily derailed the program.
A computer security consultant is sparring with the city over records related to the San Jose Police Department’s use of a cellphone spying technology.
San Jose Inside editor Josh Koehn sat down with Mayor-elect Sam Liccardo last week to discuss the recent election, what accomplishments he’ll cite when running for re-election in four years and how he plans to mend relationships with political adversaries.
The votes have been counted—most of them anyway—and it’s time to reflect on all that went into the 2014 Midterm elections. But before we do that, here’s a collection of photos from the night that was make or break for local politicos.
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed on Wednesday called for a federal investigation into accusations that the police union president abused his authority by thwarting the city’s recruitment efforts. A day later, Reed and his political consultant found themselves on the receiving end of calls for an inquiry.
An op-ed by a former San Jose police cadet touched off a debate about whether the head of the Police Officers Association committed an ethical violation by encouraging recruits to drop out. Jim Unland, president of the police union, has denied the allegations.
After another small academy class, the City Council has proposed a staffing retention plan to prevent more officers from leaving a critically understaffed police force.
An excessive-force complaint against San Jose police has reignited a years-old controversy about the way the department handles claims of officer misconduct.
After an audit called for firing police who lie to investigators, some city leaders have come out opposing the recommendation.