Sharwian Bobian, an accused rapist who went missing for more than a month, was taken into custody Friday after a days-long manhunt.Read More 14
The San Jose Police Departmentâs ink-stained nemesis has gone native and joined the apparatus that puts people behind bars rather than hold the system accountable. Thatâs right, reporter Sean Webby is leaving the Mercury News to become a media coordinator for District Attorney Jeff Rosen.Read More 24
A story sensationalized last weekend by the Mercâs Sean Webby stops just short of blaming the recent violent-crime spike on SJPD Chief Chris Mooreâs business trips. âAs San Joseâs homicide rate soared,â Webby writes, âpolice Chief Chris Moore was out of town on business 12 times.â He goes on to report that âsome argueâ an absent chief can destabilize a police force battling crime and sagging morale. Maybe so, but who exactly is arguing this (or even saying it under their breath) is unclear.Read More 47
Sgt. Bobby Lopez, the former San Jose police union president, ignited a firestorm last month when reports surfaced that he boasted of having a spy in the Independent Police Auditorâs (IPA) Office. Now he has hired an attorney and wonât talk.
Two weeks ago, the usually loquacious Lopez announced that he would run for his old job as president of the San JosÃ© Police Officers Association (POA). Lopez said he believes George Beattie, his media-shy predecessor, is a weak leader.Read More 23
LaDoris Cordell, San Joseâs Independent Police Auditor, says a study has concluded that there is no spy inside her office.
âI am greatly relieved that the investigation has determined that there are no leaks of confidential information by any member of my staff,â Cordell said at a press conference outside her downtown office this afternoon.
Cordell announced her conclusions in response to a June 9, 2010 article in the San Jose Mercury News. The newspaper claimed that confidential information from inside the IPAâs office had been leaked to SJPD Sgt. Bobby Lopez, the former president of the San Jose Police Officers Association, during his tenure.Read More 27
As complaints about the San Jose Police Departmentâs use of force play out in both the traditional and the social media spheres, calls continue for the resignation of âthe man we all love to hate,â as state NAACP president Alice Huffman introduced San Joseâs police chief at a community event on Saturday, Dec. 5.
For Rob Davis, who is fighting to keep his job, winning this latest round means shifting attention away from the actions of his officers and towards a more nuanced discussion about public policy, community attitudes, media missteps and the ambiguity of grainy video clips.Read More 28