New programs tested to find hidden bias in police work


By Jessie Mangaliman
San Jose Mercury News

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The issue of policing and race has placed two Bay Area police chiefs in the hot seat:

Police Chief Lynne Johnson, over recent remarks she made about stopping and questioning African Americans as part of an on-going investigation of a string of street robberies; and San Jose Police Chief Rob Davis, over questions raised in a recent Mercury News survey that showed a high percentage of Latinos arrested for public drunkenness in the city.

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