By Robert Haugh
In mid April, Santa Clara resident Debbie Aligieri made a public records act request for police reports related to Councilman Kevin Park. They were for police visits to his home in 2017 and 2018, before he was elected to the Council last year.
Algieri received the reports days after her request. But then she was contacted by Assist Police Chief Wahid Kazem and was told to destroy them. He said that information had to be redacted.
Aligieri didn’t think that was right and wrote an op ed about it.
Aligieri also called into the City Council meeting last month and informed the Council that she has filed a complaint with the District Attorney Jeff Rosen‘s office.
According to sources, Kazem took over the department’s handling of the reports about the incidents at Parks’ home only after Algieri received the original, unredacted reports. Then between April 20 and 23, Kazem took steps to redact them.
Kazem contacted Algieri on April 23 with the redacted reports.
The very next day, Kazem was given an award by the Silicon Valley Korean American Federation. Kazem appeared at the April 24, 2 pm event to receive his award and pose with a group including Park.
This is a developing story.