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December 19, 2012

 

DECEMBER 19, 2012 REGULAR MEETING

The Police Commission of the City and County of San Francisco met in Room 400, City Hall, #1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, at p.m.
PRESENT: Commissioners Mazzucco, Marshall, DeJesus, Chan, Kingsley, Turman, Loftus
(Commissioners Loftus and Marshall arrived at 5:40 p.m. Commissioner Turman was excused at 8:15 p.m.)

CONSENT CALENDAR
- Request of Officer Mike Mitchell to accept gifts of a ball cap and hooded sweatshirt, from the San Francisco SPCA, for his assistance with the recovery of a stolen dog

PUBLIC COMMENT
None
Motion by Commissioner Chan, second by Commissioner Kingsley.
Approved 7-0.
RESOLUTION NO. 12-65
APPROVAL OF THE REQUEST OF OFFICER MIKE MITCHELL TO ACCEPT GIFTS OF A BALL CAP AND HOODED SWEATSHIRT, FROM THE SAN FRANCISCO SPCA, FOR HIS ASSISTANCE WITH THE RECOVERY OF A STOLEN DOG
RESOLVED, that the Police Commission hereby approves the request of Officer Mike Mitchell to accept gifts of a ball cap and hooded sweatshirt, from the San Francisco SPCA, for his assistance with the recovery of a stolen dog.
AYES: Commissioners Mazzucco, Marshall, DeJesus, Chan, Kingsley, Turman, Loftus
PUBLIC COMMENT
Jakkee Bryson spoke in regards to problems with PG&E and problems with the Department of Building Inspections regarding inadequate lighting and commended Lt. Mark Solomon.
Robert Davis, Bayview Station, spoke in regards to Captain O’Sullivan and further spoke in regards to the 1400 block of Mendel and the calls of service from that block. He stated that he would like city services that does not involve the police but service that will take care of other issues like urination on the sidewalk et cetera. (documents submitted)
Vladimir spoke in regards to actions by an officer towards him.
Marty Halloran, POA Vice President, announced the retirement of Kevin Martin and Steve Johnson. He went on to acknowledge Officer Martin and Mr. Steve Johnson. (letters handed for Commissioners).

REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
a. Chief’s Report
- Review of recent activities
Chief Suhr gave a brief update regarding crime statistics and spoke in regards to discrepancies in crime stats in regards to domestic violence but the problem has been corrected. The Chief also spoke about the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, and went on to commend the teachers and the officers. The Chief also stated that the Active shooting training will be restarted at the Academy.
The Chief talked about the press conference where two officers saved a newborn infant, the gun buy-back program on Saturday, promotions made, and the toy giveaway program.
b. OCC Director’s Report
- Review of recent activities
- Presentation of the OCC’s 3rd Quarter Statistical Report
- Presentation of the monthly Comprehensive Statistical Reports & Companion Reports for the periods January 1, 2012 through November 30, 2012 & January 1, 2011 through November 30, 2011
Ms. Ines Fraenkel, for Director Hicks, stated no report.
c. Commission Reports
- Commission President’s Report
- Commissioners’ Reports
Commissioner Kingsley reported that she reviewed the DGO 8.10 report and that she had signed off on it.
Commissioner Loftus spoke in regards to the Bayview Officers saving the life of a newborn infant .
d. Commission Announcements and scheduling of items identified for consideration at future Commission meetings
Commissioner Turman announced meetings in regards to less lethal weapon and stated the meetings will be on Jan. 22nd, Hamilton Recreation Center; Feb. 4th, Scottish Rite Center; and, Feb. 11th, Bayview Opera House.
Commissioner Kingsley spoke in regards to the incident in Newtown, Connecticut, and suggested that this Commission focus on gun violence in San Francisco.
Commissioner Mazzucco would like a presentation in regards to gun violence and stated that this meeting will be closed in honor of the victims to gun violence.
Commissioner Chan talked about gun violence legislation reform.
PUBLIC COMMENT
Robert Davis suggested having more gun buy-back and increasing the money for getting the guns back.
Chief Suhr stated that anybody can turn in a gun at any district station.
DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO RECOMMEND THAT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ADOPT A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CHIEF OF POLICE TO RETROACTIVELY ACCEPT AND EXPEND A GRN IN THE AMOUNT OF $200,000 FROM THE CALIFORNIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (CalMA) FOR THE ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE (HF) PROGRAM
Lieutenant Jean presented the grant for the Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Program. Inspector Flores also addressed the Commission in regards to the Human Trafficking Unit.

PUBLI C COMMENT
None
Motion by Commissioner Turman, second by Commissioner Loftus.
Approved 7-0.
RESOLUTION NO. 12-66
APPROVAL OF THE REQUEST OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE TO RETROACTIVELY ACCEPT AND EXPEND A GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $200,000 FROM THE CALIFORNIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (CalEMA) FOR THE ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE (HF) PROGRAM
RESOLVED, that the Police Commission hereby approves the request of the Chief of Police to retroactively accept and expend a grant in the amount of $200,000 from the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA) for the Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (HF) Program.
AYES: Commissioners Mazzucco, Marshall, DeJesus, Chan, Kingsley, Turman, Loftus
PUBLIC COMMENT ON ALL MATTER PERTAINING TO CLOSED SESSION
None
VOTE ON WHETHER TO HOLD CLOSED SESSION
Motion by Commissioner Chan, second by Commissioner Kingsley.
Approved 7-0.
CLOSED SESSION (6:40 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.)
a. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – Existing Litigation
Jason Kirchner v. City and County of San Francisco, et al., SF Superior Court CPF-11-511088, filed 12/14/2011
(Present: Commissioners Marshall, Chan, Kingsley, Turman, Loftus, Deputy City Attorney Porter, Deputy City Attorney Snograss, Deputy City Attorney Blits, Deputy City Attorney Chief Suhr, Inspector Monroe, Risa Tom)
b. PERSONNEL EXCEPTION: Assignment of disciplinary charges filed in Case No. ALW IAD 2012-0629, to an individual Commissioner for the taking of evidence on a date to be determined by the Commissioner
(Present: Commissioners Mazzucco, Marshall, DeJesus, Chan, Kingsley, Turman, Loftus, Deputy City Attorney Blits, Deputy City Attorney Porter, Chief Suhr, Inspector Monroe, Risa Tom, Attorney Worsham, member involved)
Resolution No. 12-67
c. PERSONNEL EXCEPTION: Assignment of disciplinary charges filed in Case No. IAD 2012-0662, to an individual Commissioner for the taking of evidence on a date to be determined by the Commissioner
(Present: Commissioners Mazzucco, Marshall, DeJesus, Chan, Kingsley, Turman, Loftus, Deputy City Attorney Porter, Deputy City Attorney Blits, Chief Suhr, Inspector Monroe, Risa Tom, Attorney Alden, Attorney Sullivan, and officer involved) Resolution No. 12-68
d. PERSONNEL EXCEPTION: Discussion and possible action to accept or reject Stipulated Disposition of disciplinary charges filed in Case No. IAD 2011-0158 or to take other action regarding charges or proposed Stipulated Disposition
(Present: Commissioners Mazzucco, Marshall, DeJesus, Chan, Kingsley, Turman, Loftus, Deputy City Attorney Blits, Chief Suhr, Deputy Chief Biel, Inspector Monroe, Risa Tom, Attorney Burrell, and member involved) Resolution 12-69
(Taken in shorthand form by Ms. Anna Greenley, CSR., Roomian & Associates)
e. PERSONNEL EXCEPTION: Hearing on the Appeal of the Chief’s Suspension filed in Case No. ALW D11-240/IAD 2010-268, and discussion to sustain or not sustain the Chief’s Suspension or take other action, if necessary
(Present: Commissioners Marshall, DeJesus, Chan, Kingsley, Loftus, Deputy City Attorney Blits, Chief Suhr, Deputy Chief Biel, Inspector Monroe, Risa Tom, Attorney Worsham, Attorney Stern, member involved) Resolution 12-70
(Taken in shorthand form by Ms. Anna Greenley, CSR., Roomian & Associates)
f. PERSONNEL EXCEPTION: Hearing on disciplinary charges and discussion to sustain or not sustain disciplinary charges filed in Case No. ALW C10-259, and to decide penalty or take other action, if necessary
(Present: Commissioners Mazzucco, Marshall, DeJesus, Chan, Kingsley, Loftus, Deputy City Attorney Blits, Chief Suhr, Deputy Chief Biel, Inspector Monroe,
Risa Tom, Attorney Worsham, Attorney Prather, member involved & member’s brother) Resolution 12-64
(Taken in shorthand form by Ms. Anna Greenley, CSR., Roomian & Associates)
g. PERSONNEL EXCEPTION: Status and calendaring of pending disciplinary cases
No discussion
OPEN SESSION
VOTE TO ELECT WHETHER TO DISCLOSED ANY OR ALL DISCUSSION HELD IN CLOSED SESSION
Motion by Commissioner Marshall, second by Commissioner Chan for non disclosure. Approved 6-0.
Inspector Monroe announced that the Commission will not meet on January 2nd and the next meeting will be January 9th, 23rd, and 30th.
ADJOURNMENT
Commissioner Kingsley announced that this meeting will be closed with a few moments to remember the victims of gun violence in Newtown, Connecticut, and to remember the 45 people in the City of San Francisco who died from gun violence in the year 2012. (Moment of silence was observed.)
Motion by Commissioner Marshall second by Commissioner Chan. Approved 6-0.
Thereafter, the meeting was adjourned at 9:55 p.m.
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Inspector John Monroe
Secretary
San Francisco Police Commission
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