This marks the second consent decree imposed on the county jail system—the fifth largest in California—since last month.
John Hirokawa forced his former boss into her first runoff, but Sheriff Laurie Smith still managed to secure a commanding lead.
After three years of negotiations, the county has reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit over unconstitutional jail conditions.
Santa Clara County has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by former inmate Rikki Martinez, who says he was brutally beaten by jail guards.
A Stanford-trained psychiatrist who lost his job at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center won a $1.5 million judgment last week.
Don Morrissey, a twice-demoted deputy who recently resigned as union president, is set to give up his badge this weekend.
The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office has far exceeded its overtime budget in the past six years, according to a newly published audit.
The county will consider setting aside 5 percent of a homeless housing bond for developmentally disabled people who are already housed.
Retired Undersheriff John Hirokawa has changed his mind about whether the county should have fired one of his biggest supporters.
A powerful union leader violated agency policies by failing to report hate speech—and the former undersheriff leapt to his defense.