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Independent Arbitrator Reinstates Officer Phil White
Filed under Press Release, on 2/18/2016 4:00:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.

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San Jose, Calif.- An independent arbitrator reinstated Officer Phil White as a San Jose Police Officer. The San Jose Police Department strives to be a transparent organization and keep the community informed of important issues.

Acting Chief of Police Eddie Garcia said, "Pursuant to state law, all police officers who have successfully completed probation are entitled the opportunity to participate in an administrative appeal of any discipline imposed by their employer.

An employee challenging formal discipline, including dismissal, may participate in binding arbitration and have an arbitrator determine whether there is just cause for the discipline imposed by the City. While the City and Department disagree with the Arbitrator’s conclusion, we respect the process and will move forward with reinstatement.

The Department recognizes that the individual character and excellence of each Department member reflects upon the Department. Therefore the Department will continue to expect each of its members to maintain a high ethical standard and provide equitable treatment for all its citizens."

Officer White has been assigned administrative duties and will assist in the Department’s Body-Worn Camera roll out. 

BY: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936 AUTHORIZED BY: Acting Chief of Police Eddie Garcia 
DATE: 2/18/2016 TIME: 4:00 PM DATE: 2/18/2016 TIME: 4:00 PM


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