By Carly Wipf
September 3, 2020
As people in downtown San Jose got arrested and detained for violating the city’s curfew amid widespread protests over the police killing of George Floyd in May, Mayor Sam Liccardo rode his bike multiple days after curfew without repercussions.
That’s according to J.T. Stukes, a longtime activist who discovered the mayor’s activity on Strava, a fitness app that allows bicyclists and runners to publicly post their routes. Stukes is part of a federal civil rights lawsuit filed against the San Jose Police Department on July 18. He claimed police used excessive force during protests that caused him emotional and physical injuries.
City officials enacted a curfew from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. May 31 in an effort to deter violent protests following the death of Floyd, an unarmed Black man killed in Minneapolis police custody.
The same day, around 7:19 p.m., public data from