San Jose city leaders now say they are questioning the use of aggressive police tactics and are reevaluating how they police protests.
“Just speaking of COVID, I would like to know how we are expected to not get it when we are being arrested and none of the police and none of the sheriff’s department are wearing a mask,” said one woman who was arrested while protesting. “We are put on buses by them, we are held in detention with them for 45 minutes to an hour at the Shark Tank. We are being spoken to in close proximity with them within two feet. None of my arresting officers were wearing masks.”
Mayor Sam Liccardo says he is open to reevaluating police tactics, in particular the use of rubber bullets. San Jose Police are scheduled to hold a meeting Thursday at 1 p.m. updating policing efforts in light of the recent protests.