San Jose: San José Officials Reappoint Independent Police Auditor
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January 15, 2021

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Rachel Davis, Office of Mayor Sam Liccardo, 408.712.9149, rachel.davis@sanjoseca.gov

SAN JOSE, CA - Mayor Sam Liccardo announced the reappointment of Shivaun Nurre to serve another four-year term as Independent Police Auditor (IPA) during the Tuesday, January 5 City Council meeting. Ms. Nurre was first appointed to the IPA position in December 2018, primarily reviewing misconduct complaints filed against officers of the San José Police Department. In November, the IPA's powers were expanded after more than 77% of voters passed Measure G--meant to create more transparency and accountability from police as part of Mayor Liccardo's 9-Point Police Reform Plan.

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"As we continue to engage in a national conversation around police reform, San Jose is fortunate to have an Independent Police Auditor committed to fairness, transparency, and accountability," said Mayor Sam Liccardo. "Shivaun's legal expertise and passion for justice makes her tremendously effective, and I look forward to continuing to work with her and our next police chief to ensure San Jose's continued national leadership in police accountability."

The office of the IPA was created in 1993 after San Jose asked for local independent oversight of the police department. Ms. Nurre joined the office in 2006.  She has ten years of public sector experience as a Deputy County Counsel for Santa Clara County. Her legal experience spans the areas of civil litigation, employment law, criminal justice and workers compensation. She obtained an undergraduate degree in history from the University of California at Riverside and then worked for several years at the Congressional Research Service within the Library of Congress before obtaining her Juris Doctor from the University of California at Davis.

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"I am thankful to the City Council for my reappointment and their continued support of our office. The IPA expansion under Measure G, city-initiated police reforms projects, and community engagement are at the forefront of my goals," said IPA Shivaun Nurre. "It will be a time of much work and collaboration; most importantly, it will be an opportunity to build greater confidence in the civilian oversight process."

Ms. Nurre asked community members to share their thoughts about policing in San José by completing a short survey.

The mission of the IPA Office is to strengthen the relationship between the San José Police Department and the community it serves. This goal is accomplished by listening to the community, by suggesting good policy changes, and by making sure that the Department addresses officer misconduct.

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