JANUARY 9, 2013 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 5:35 p.m.
PRESENT: Commissioners Mazzucco, Marshall, DeJesus, Chan, Kingsley, Turman, Loftus
Commissioner Mazzucco announced that Commissioner Marshall has been invited to the White House for his work regarding Gun Violence.
PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION
- Mr. Tommy Halloway
- Officers Matthew Cloud & Stephen Gritsch
Inspector Halloran presented the Certificate of Appreciation for Mr. Holloway.
Commissioner Mazzucco presented the Certificates of Appreciations to Officers Cloud and Gritsch.
- Police Commission Report of Disciplinary Actions, 4
th Quarter 2013
Motion by Commissioner Loftus, second by Commissioner Chan. Approved 7-0.
Ray Hartz, SF Open Government, made the following statement: (document submitted) "In December the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force found the SFPD, particular Chief Greg Suhr against whom the complaint was filed, in violation of section 67.25(a) of the Sunshine Ordinance. In my experience interacting with the SFPD Legal Division, I can make one of two assumptions: that division personnel are unfamiliar with the requirements of open government laws, or, that they just don’t feel a need to comply with those laws. I wanted to thank Chief Suhr for sending Sgt. Goss of the Legal Division to the hearing. He exhibited the same attitude toward the SOTF that he has in his interactions with me. Several members of the SOTF indicated their feeling that the Legal Division needed an "attitudinal adjustment" relating to responding to public record requests. It is my intention to file a complaint with OCC against Inspector Miranda for making false statements regarding the existence of certain public records."
REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
a. Chief’s Report
- Review of recent activities
Deputy Chief Biel, for Chief Suhr, gave a brief update on crime statistics. Chief Biel also spoke about incidents that occurred on New Year’s eve and New Year’s day.
Chief Biel also reported regarding the Electronic Line Up and the Crime Data Warehouse.
b. OCC Director’s Report
- Review of recent activities
- Presentation of the OCC’s 3
rd 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
Director Hicks presented the OCC’s 3
rd Quarter Statistical Report and OCC’s Comprehensive Statistical Reports.
c. Commission Reports
- Commission President’s Report
- Commissioners’ Reports
Commissioner Mazzucco asked Chief Suhr to talk about recent retirements and promotions. Promotions included 8 captains, 15 lieutenants, and 25 sergeants.
Commissioner Mazzucco reported that during the break he kept in constant contact with the Chief.
Commissioner Marshall thanked Commissioner Mazzucco for announcing about his trip to the White House in regards to his work with gun violence.
Commissioner Loftus announced the schedule of community meetings in regards to Tasers: Jan 22
nd, Hamilton Rec Center; Feb 4th, Scottish Rites Center; Feb 11th, Bayview Opera House.
d. Commission Announcements and scheduling of items identified for consideration at future Commission meetings
Commissioner Mazzucco asked for an update from the BSU Unit.
Chief Suhr announced the presentation of Dr. Gilmartin.
Commissioner Chan asked that DGO 5.05 be calendared for sometime in February.
Inspector Monroe announced that there will be no meeting next week, Jan 16
Meesha Irizarry asked about racial profiling for 2011 and 2012.
Jeremy asked about DGO 5.05.
DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO APPOINT MOISES ROMERO AS ASSISTANT PATROL SPECIAL OFFICER TO PATROL SPECIAL OFFICER CALVIN WILEY
Commissioner Chan had some questions regarding the issuance of a temporary restraining order and the resignation of the applicant from Broadmoor Police Department.
Commissioner Mazzucco suggested that all questions be in writing and that this matter be put over to Jan 23
DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO APPOINT EDWARD YIM AS ASSISTANT PATROL SPECIAL OFFICER TO PATROL SPECIAL OFFICER SCOTT HART
PUBLI C COMMENT
Meesha Irizarry asked for the Rules and Procedures for Patrol Specials.
Motion by Commissioner Mazzucco, second by Commissioner DeJesus to appoint Edward Yim as Asst. Patrol Special. Approved 7-0.
RESOLUTION NO. 13-1
APPROVAL TO APPOINT EDWARD YIM AS ASSISTANT PATROL SPECIAL OFFICER TO PATROL SPECIAL OFFICER SCOTT HART
RESOLVED, that the Police Commission hereby approves the appointment of Edward Yim as Assistant Patrol Special Officer to Patrol Special Officer Scott Hart.
AYES: Commissioners Mazzucco, Marshall, DeJesus, Chan, Kingsley, Turman, Loftus
PUBLIC COMMENT ON ALL MATTER PERTAINING TO CLOSED SESSION
VOTE ON WHETHER TO HOLD CLOSED SESSION
Motion by Commissioner Marshall, second by Commissioner Kingsley. Approved 7-0.
(7:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
a. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – Existing Litigation
Rissa and Cameron Kossen v. CCSF, et al., SF Superior Court CGC-11-517538, filed 12/1/2011
(Present: Commissioners Mazzucco, DeJesus, Chan, Kingsley, Turman, Loftus, Chief Suhr, Deputy City Attorney Porter, Inspector Monroe, Risa Tom)
b. PERSONNEL EXCEPTION: Assignment of Appeal of the Chief’s Suspension filed in Case No. ALW C10-244 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, Chief Suhr, Deputy City Attorney Porter, Inspector Monroe, Risa Tom, Attorney Foley and member involved) (Resolution 13-3)
c. PERSONNEL EXCEPTION: Status and calendaring of pending disciplinary cases
(Present: Commissioners Mazzucco, Marshall, DeJesus, Chan, Kingsley, Turman, Loftus, Chief Suhr, Deputy City Attorney Porter, Inspector Monroe, Risa Tom)
VOTE TO ELECT WHETHER TO DISCLOSED ANY OR ALL DISCUSSION HELD IN CLOSED SESSION
Motion by Commissioner Marshall, second by Commissioner Kingsley for non disclosure. Approved 7-0.
Motion by Commissioner Turman, second by Commissioner Marshall. Approved 7-0.
Thereafter, the meeting was adjourned at 7:35 p.m.
Inspector John Monroe
San Francisco Police Commission