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 Watchdog Urges SJPD to Resume Use-of-Force Tallies

In his inaugural report as SJPD watchdog, Walter Katz urges the city to take better accounting of how and when officers resort to force.

Eddie Garcia Sheds Acting Tag to Become Permanent Police Chief

San Jose has made its top cop—until-now-acting Chief Edgardo “Eddie” Garcia—the permanent leader of the department.

What We Know about San Jose’s Next Police Chief, Eddie Garcia

We reviewed approximately 400 emails sent and received by assistant police chief Eddie Garcia, who’s set to take over the department in January. Here’s what we learned.

San Jose Hopes to Block Release of Incoming Police Chief’s Emails

San Jose has blocked the release of hundreds of emails sent and received by Eddie Garcia, who will become interim police chief in January. San Jose Inside has appealed this decision and will make arguments to release these messages at this week’s Rules and Open Government Committee meeting.

San Jose Weighs Drone Policy

A controversial police drone, purchased unbeknownst to many in San Jose, may not take flight until 2017. While the City Council on Tuesday will vote on a policy governing drone use, police don’t expect the Federal Aviation Administration’s blessing until the end of next year.

Parents of Mentally Unstable Woman Killed by San Jose Police Criticize Report Clearing Officer

Parents of a mentally unstable teenager shot and killed by a San Jose police officer say a report clearing the officer ignores evidence that the encounter unnecessarily turned deadly.