San Jose Speaks: A conversation with Police Chief Anthony Mata
San Jose Police Chief Anthony Mata joined San José Spotlight for its latest San Jose Speaks discussion on June 23.

San José Spotlight hosted an exclusive conversation with newly-appointed San Jose Police Chief Anthony Mata in its latest San Jose Speaks series, which features interactive conversations with South Bay leaders, influencers and decision makers.

Mata discussed his vision and future plans for the San Jose Police Department, efforts to “defund” the police, resident complaints about officers and his push to expand a program to help with calls related to mental health crises. The June 23 discussion, which included audience questions, was moderated by San José Spotlight co-founder Ramona Giwargis.

Like previous San Jose Speaks discussions, the virtual event was free to attend.

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