San Jose announces plan to improve police department
City police officers have recently been accused of criminal conductin a number of incidents.
NBC Bay Area reported that one officer was accused of indecent exposure while responding to a call. Another allegedly showed up intoxicated to a kidnapping investigation. And a third was accused of offering a meth pipe to a local woman in exchange for information.
Both Mayor Liccardo and Police Chief Mata admitted Wednesday that there have been mistakes. Mata said the seven-point program is aimed at improving his department’s overall performance.
KTVU reports that the plan includes: a new probationary period for new officers; new alcohol and drug testing protocols and resources; social media training; and new responsibilities for supervisors regarding training and conflict resolution.
The chief added that a third party will review and audit his department’s hiring practices.