SJ to hold meeting on new police chief search

August 30, 2010 9:10:27 AM PDT
San Jose city officials are holding a community meeting tonight at city hall to talk about their search for a new police chief.

Chief Rob Davis is retiring at the end of October. But his replacement is not expected to be announced until after that person is chosen.

Several community groups are calling for a more open process after the department was accused of racial profiling and using aggressive tactics. But the city manager argues confidentiality is necessary to attract a large pool of candidates, and to protect their professional standing.