Sheriff Candidate John Hirokawa Says He Willfully Ignored His Campaign Funder’s Bigoted Texts

Retired Undersheriff John Hirokawa has changed his mind about whether the county should have fired one of his biggest supporters.

Deputy Sheriffs’ Association Members Seek to Dump Leaders, Threaten to Leave Union

A growing number of officers plan to withdraw from the DSA unless the union head resigns for his involvement in an obscene texting scandal.

Demotion Over Hateful Texts Moves to Center Stage in Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Race

A powerful union leader violated agency policies by failing to report hate speech—and the former undersheriff leapt to his defense.

Silicon Valley NAACP Calls for Resignation of Deputy Sheriffs’ Union President Don Morrissey

NAACP chapter president Rev. Jethroe Moore accused the head of the Santa Clara County sheriff deputies union of sending racist texts.

San Jose Mayor Commits to Expanding Police Oversight

San Jose’s mayor and two council members told the public that they will seek greater civilian oversight of local law enforcement