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March 31, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A teen-ager who claims he was struck by police officers agrees with San Jose Police Chief Joseph McNamara's recommendation that the officers be fired. "If he is hitting people, he doesn't belong in the job," Phong Tran, 14, said. The teen-ager said he was struck by officers Oct. 8 during questioning about a burglary he witnessed, then taken to Juvenile Hall where he was held overnight. McNamara, an outspoken critic of the police beating of Rodney G.
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March 31, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A teen-ager who claims he was struck by police officers agrees with San Jose Police Chief Joseph McNamara's recommendation that the officers be fired. "If he is hitting people, he doesn't belong in the job," Phong Tran, 14, said. The teen-ager said he was struck by officers Oct. 8 during questioning about a burglary he witnessed, then taken to Juvenile Hall where he was held overnight. McNamara, an outspoken critic of the police beating of Rodney G.
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December 19, 1985
By a 10-1 vote, the San Jose City Council has turned down a U.S. State Department request that the city's Police Department help train Third World police in counter-terrorism techniques. Most council members opposing the proposal, which was supported by Police Chief Joseph McNamara, said they fear that it would tie the city to repressive political regimes in Latin America. State Department spokesman Michael Kraft said San Jose was the first city to reject the 2-year-old training program.
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August 28, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A veteran prosecutor who heads a special operations staff of 30 lawyers in the Santa Clara County district attorney's office has been arrested on suspicion of buying antiques from a burglary ring specializing in stealing collector's items. Over the weekend, undercover investigators videotaped Deputy Dist. Atty. Alan Nudelman, 46, allegedly paying $100 for an antique porcelain pedestal-type sink and an oak dropfront desk in the parking lot of a Los Gatos market, police said.
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August 29, 1986
Dozens of "career criminals" were arrested and more than $1.5 million in stolen property recovered in a raid that San Jose police called the largest sting operation in the city's history. Police Chief Joseph McNamara said the operation lasted seven months and resulted in 117 suspects being taken into custody on charges ranging from burglary to auto theft to forgery. Complaints have been filed against 37 other people, he said.
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March 7, 1987 | United Press International
The panicked police chief called the bomb squad to dismantle a mysterious package--and sheepishly discovered five copies of his first mystery novel sent to his office as a gift. Chief Joseph McNamara, who has received hate mail and threats because of his calls for gun control, thought that the heavy box marked "office forms" looked suspicious. "No one in my office had requested any forms," he said after the incident Thursday, "and when I checked, purchasing hadn't ordered any either.
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