Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith Poised for Sixth Term

John Hirokawa forced his former boss into her first runoff, but Sheriff Laurie Smith still managed to secure a commanding lead.

San Jose Inside/Metro Win Top Honors From Society of Professional Journalists

San Jose Inside won two awards in the regional Society of Professional Journalists 2018 Excellence in Journalism contest.

Transcripts Show How Sheriff Candidate Went to Bat for Ex-Union Boss Don Morrissey

Newly unearthed records reveal how the sheriff candidate helped Morrissey keep his job, get good assignments and sue Santa Clara County.

Texting Scandal Costs Sheriff Challenger John Hirokawa SCC Dem Club’s Endorsement

The texting scandal cost sheriff challenger John Hirokawa an endorsement from the Santa Clara County Democratic Club.

Sheriff Challenger John Hirokawa Blames Santa Clara Co. Elections Staff for Missing Key Deadline

The ex-undersheriff says he neglected to refile a candidate statement out of confusion and because the county misinformed him.

Deputy Sheriffs’ Association President Morrissey Resigns

Don Morrissey, the embattled president of the Santa Clara County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association, said he’s ready to step down.

San Jose Police Union Withdraws Endorsement of John Hirokawa’s Bid to Unseat Sheriff Smith

San Jose’s police union pulled its endorsement of retired undersheriff John Hirokawa’s campaign to unseat his former boss, Sheriff Laurie Smith.

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.

Twice-Demoted South Bay Deputy Ousted From Statewide Law Enforcement Organization

California’s biggest public safety organization, PORAC, parted ways with twice-demoted deputy and DSA union boss Don Morrissey.