The panel was appointed by the city after reports in the San Jose Mercury News identified 10 officers who were involved in four or more uses of force.
The Mercury News studied more than 300 cases from 2008. The panel studied just 180 cases from last year.
One city councilman says the report shows there is no problem with violence in the department. But another says she still has "huge concerns" about the use of force by San Jose officers.