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City Releases More Public Records Regarding the Santa Clara Police Department’s Response to October 2018 Incident Involving Former San Francisco 49ers player Reuben Foster

Post Date:12/11/2018 2:30 PM


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

CONTACT: Lenka Wright, Director of Communications, 408-615-5515 or lwright@santaclaraca.gov


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – This afternoon, the City of Santa Clara released revised police body worn camera video from an Oct. 12, 2018 incident of possible domestic violence involving then-San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster and his girlfriend at the time. View all five videos including the revised one online.

Upon review of the video recordings released by the Santa Clara Police Department last week, City Attorney Brian Doyle and City Manager Deanna J. Santana determined that one of the records contained information that was appropriate for public release. The City has now responded to the public records request made by several media outlets with additional audio and video with only proper redactions made to protect certain personal information.  

The City Attorney and City Manager recognize that the portion of the video that was redacted may raise new issues which will require internal review. The City is now assessing the Police Department’s actions in response to the incident in order to determine whether department policies were followed, including the proper use of body worn cameras.

The Police Department’s body worn camera systems policy was issued in October 2015.

Background

On Oct. 12, 2018, Santa Clara police officers were called to an apartment on Carlyle Court in an apartment complex after a neighbor called 9-1-1 to report a disturbance that evening. Police made no arrests and issued no citations for the incident.

About the City of Santa Clara

Located at the heart of Silicon Valley about 45 miles south of San Francisco, the City of Santa Clara truly is “The Center of What’s Possible.” Incorporated in 1852, Santa Clara covers an area of 19.3 square miles with a population of 120,000. Santa Clara is home to an extraordinary array of high-tech companies, including Applied Materials, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Nvidia, Oracle, and Ericsson. The City of Santa Clara is also home to Santa Clara University, California’s Great America Theme Park, and Levi’s® Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers and Super Bowl 50. For more information, go to www.SantaClaraCA.gov.

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