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Third-party Independent Investigation of Former Police Employee’s Work

Post Date:06/17/2020 4:28 PM

In light of the recent federal charges against six former eBay employees, including retired Santa Clara Police Captain Brian Gilbert, the City of Santa Clara will conduct an independent third-party investigation to ensure that his actions and behavior while an employee were lawful and consistent with the expectations we have for all our employees. While we have no reports that indicate similar alleged behavior during his employment with the City, our investigation is being done to ensure that we maintain the public’s trust.

“I am shocked and saddened by what I’ve read about the federal indictment,” said Santa Clara Police Chief Pat Nikolai. “Integrity is one of our core principles and I want to ensure the public that we have systems in place to thwart this type of behavior.”

Gilbert received a service retirement from the City of Santa Clara on May 4, 2018. A review of his HR personnel file does not show any prior disciplinary action.

Results of the third-party independent investigation will be shared with the public.

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