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Confidentiality Agreement Violated in Police Brutality Case, Settlement Forfeiture Demanded

  • By Carolyn Schuk
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It ain't over 'til it's over, as Yogi Berra said. And it looks like the excessive force lawsuit against the City of Santa Clara that appeared to be settled a few weeks ago likewise ain't over. The day after the City announced the $6.7 million settlement, plaintiff Danielle Harmon Burfine posted on her YouTube page a police body-cam video of the incident, violating the confidentiality terms of...

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Police Report

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The Police Blotter highlights a partial list of incidents in the city and is distributed on a weekly basis. The Blotter provides the date, time, approximate location, a narrative summary of the incident, case number and the most serious arrest charge.  Meanwhile, the Arrest Log provides a timely, chronological summary of all of the arrests made by the Santa Clara Police Department. It...

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SCPD Connects with Community to Celebrate National Coffee with a Cop Day

SCPD Connects with Community to Celebrate National Coffee with a Cop Day

  • Story and Photos by Larry Sacks
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Trust comes from knowing people, so building relationships is one way to build that trust.  Taking people outside their normal element and putting them into regular interactions—such as meeting and talking over a cup of coffee or tea—can build relationships. In 2011, the Hawthorne Police Department started Coffee with a Cop as way to have officers interact with people from the community...

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Police Report

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The Police Blotter highlights a partial list of incidents in the city and is distributed on a weekly basis. The Blotter provides the date, time, approximate location, a narrative summary of the incident, case number and the most serious arrest charge.  Meanwhile, the Arrest Log provides a timely, chronological summary of all of the arrests made by the Santa Clara Police Department. It...

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Santa Clara Insurer Settles Litigation with Mother of Arson Suspect: Decision Minimizes Trial Costs, City Defends Good-Faith Actions of Police

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The Santa Clara City Council approved a $6.7 million settlement on Tuesday by the City’s insurance carrier with the mother of an arson suspect who allegedly suffered nerve damage to her foot when attempting to help her daughter avoid arrest. The insurance settlement minimizes further legal costs for the City, dismisses the involved police officers and Chief of Police Mike Sellers as...

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Police Report

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The Police Blotter highlights a partial list of incidents in the city and is distributed on a weekly basis. The Blotter provides the date, time, approximate location, a narrative summary of the incident, case number and the most serious arrest charge.  Meanwhile, the Arrest Log provides a timely, chronological summary of all of the arrests made by the Santa Clara Police Department. It...

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Game Day Travel Tips for Residents

  • By Melissa McKenzie
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Traversing Santa Clara streets on game and event days can be daunting. With thousands of travelers taking to already congested avenues in an attempt to get to Levi’s Stadium, residents trying to get from one end of the City to the other find themselves in the midst of extended delays. The evening before large events, the Santa Clara Police Department (SCPD) shuts down Tasman Drive between...

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When Disaster Strikes

  • By Melissa McKenzie
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As Hurricanes Harvey and Irma ripped through the South, many Santa Clarans likely found themselves wondering about local disaster response and emergency preparedness. Because of the frigid Pacific Ocean temperatures, the possibility of a hurricane hitting Santa Clara—or anywhere in California—is near nil, but Santa Clarans have their own set of natural disasters to worry about. Earlier this...

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Police Report

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Sunday, September 10, 2017 Aggravated Assault                         Location: 1000 Block of Monroe Street A local bar on the 1000 block of Monroe Street was well-attended with patrons watching football. A fight broke out and bottles were thrown. A reporting party informed Public Safety Dispatchers that one of the males involved in the fight was said to be armed...

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Police Report

  • Submitted by Santa Clara PD
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The Police Blotter highlights a partial list of incidents in the city and is distributed on a weekly basis. The Blotter provides the date, time, approximate location, a narrative summary of the incident, case number and the most serious arrest charge.  Meanwhile, the Arrest Log provides a timely, chronological summary of all of the arrests made by the Santa Clara Police Department. It...

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