Posted on July 9, 2013

San Jose Police to Record Race of Every Person They Stop, Question

CBS San Francisco, July 8, 2013

Police in San Jose will record the race of every person they stop and question on the street under a new policy that supporters say could finally determine whether officers are racially profiling.

By the end of the year, police will be following a new policy that requires them to record detailed information about so-called “curb sitting” detentions — whether or not an arrest is made.

Such information has long been required when officers stop people in cars.


The policy was announced two years ago but critics said it would be too burdensome. It was suspended by acting Chief Larry Esquivel while the regulations were retooled.