Attorney General Kamala Harris Approves Legal Challenge Over Validity of San Jose’s Measure B

AG Harris rejects city arguments to prevent lawsuit


San Jose (CA)—California Attorney General Kamala Harris has granted the San Jose Police Officers’ Association the authority to seek a judicial ruling to determine if the City of San Jose "fulfilled its statutory collective bargaining obligations before placing an initiative measure on the June 2012 ballot,…".


Honoring Fallen San Jose Police Officer John Buck

April 5th, we remember fallen San Jose Police Officer John Buck. On this date in 1933, Officer Buck succumbed to injuries he received in a gun battle.


Below is the department's official account of Officer Buck's story.


 


How Do We Stop the SJPD Exodus?

By Patrol Sgt. Damian Bortolotti

As I stood in day shift briefing recently, I could not help but think long and hard about the predicament the City of San Jose has gotten itself into. For so long this city had at its disposal one of the greatest police departments in the country. It was staffed by highly motivated, efficient, well trained, and committed police officers and communications personnel. Now they are leaving in droves causing dangerously low staffing levels, which have negatively impacted emergency response times and contributed to the rise in crime.

Watch Commander: March 22-31, 2013

The following is a snapshot of some (not all) of the incidents SJPD responded to March 22-31, 2013; most didn't get much attention elsewhere.


March 22-24


Multiple officers attacked and hospitalized by a intoxicated individuals in separate incidents, multiple stabbings, DUI/hit and run, meth dealer arrested with 2 pounds of meth and 1/2 ounce of cocaine after officers respond to a shooting.


Watch Commander: March 14-21, 2013

The following is a snapshot of some (not all) of the incidents SJPD responded to March 14-21, 2013. Most didn't get much attention elsewhere.


March 14


A drive-by shooting and a stabbing.


BREAKING NEWS: State Judicial Body (PERB) Issues Complaint Against City of San Jose for Unlawfully Placing Measure B on the Ballot

The California Public Employee Relations Board has issued a complaint against the City of San Jose for Unlawfully placing measure B on the ballot last June. Click here to read complaint.


In the complaint, PERB details City of San Jose violations of Government Codes 3505, 3505(b), 3503, 3506.5(a), 3506.5(c), and PERB Regulation 32603(a)


Chris Platten, the lead attorney for San Jose Firefighters and IFPTE, Local 21 will be holding a press conference Tuesday, March 12th at 11:00 AM, with San Jose Firefighters Union President Robert Sapian to discuss the state actions against the City of San Jose and their implications on the ultimate fate of San Jose's Measure B. The Press conference will be held at the law offices of Wyle, McBride, Platten & Renner, 2125 Canoas Gardens Ave, Suite 120, San Jose CA 95125.


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