FEBRUARY 27, 2013 REGULAR MEETING
The Police Commission of the City and County of San Francisco met in the St.
Vincent De Paul School, 2350 Green Street, San Francisco, at 6: 10 p.m.
PRESENT: Commissioners Mazzucco, Marshall, Chan, Kingsley, Loftus
ABSENT: Commissioners DeJesus, Turman
Supervisor Mark Farrell addressed the audience and thanked Father Westray for
hosting the meeting at St. Vincent de Paul.
Commissioner Mazzucco welcomed the audience and asked the Commissioners
to introduce themselves.
Supervisor London Bree addressed the audience and spoke of dealing with
violent crimes in the district and is present to advocate for problem areas and to
increase staffing for the Department.
ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES
- For the meetings of January 9th , 23rd , 30th , and February 6, 2013
Motion by Commissioner Chan, second by Commissioner Marshall. Approved 5-
REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
a. Chief’s Report
- Review of recent activities
Deputy Chief Schmitt, for Chief Suhr, addressed the audience and spoke of
recent events in the city and the Department, including the recent Promotional
Ceremony held on February 20th , the Polar Plunge, and the Chinese Lunar New Year
b. OCC Director’s Report
- Review of recent activities
Director Hicks introduced herself and went on to talked about the duties and
responsibilities of the Office of Citizen Complaints.
c. Commission Reports
- Commission President’s Report
- Commissioners’ Reports
Commissioner Mazzucco spoke of attending recent OFJ luncheon.
Commissioner Loftus spoke of attending recent Promotional Ceremony.
d. Commission Announcements and scheduling of items identified for
consideration at future Commission meetings
Inspector Monroe announced that the next meeting will be back at City Hall on
March 6th .
Commissioner Mazzucco spoke of attending the retirement of OCC’s Chief
Investigator Charles Gallman.
CAPTAIN GREG McEACHERN, COMMANDING OFFICER OF NORTHERN STATION, TO
ADDRESS THE COMMISSION ON POLICE ACTIVITIES IN THE NORTHERN DISTRICT
Captain McEachern addressed the Commission and the audience on police
activities in the Northern District and went on to talked about the overview of Northern
District, crime statistics and the demographics of the Northern District.
Ace Washington spoke regarding the state of emergency in the African
American community and talked about community policing.
Frank Disatily spoke about increased burglary in the district and may be caused
by increase of homeless in the Marina. He spoke of lack of enforcement. He spoke of
urinating in public, homeless in bus stops, and wondering homeless.
Barbara Growth spoke in regards to attending the last meeting regarding tasers
and showed an actual stun gun and how it does not cost as much as a taser.
Kurt, Bernal Hill resident, commended the police and the Commissioners and
spoke in regards to a restaurant opening in the Marina and how it can be attractive for
Pat Boyd spoke in regards to the homeless issue and that there should be more
liaisons through the Presidio Trust. She asked for help to start really start looking at
what’s happening with the merchants. She also expressed concern regarding Supervisor
Weiner’s proposal in bringing in food trucks. She also spoke of pedestrian safety and
break-ins and robberies. She also spoke in regards to Park and Rec working with a
restaurant in the Marina Green without letting the neighbors know.
Carol Harvey discussed concerns regarding crossing Lombard by Walgreens and
how dangerous it is.
Isabel Selby, store owner Union Street, asked for better response time by the
police and asked if there is a special number she should be calling.
Pam Hebel, resident and merchant Chestnut Street, thanked Northern Station
and Captain McEachern for the job they did on Super Bowl Sunday for having additional
officers patrolling Chestnut Street and specially commended Officer Matt Faliano.
Audrey Moy, volunteer Fillmore Merchants Association, spoke in regards to her
work with the merchants and how to deal with shoplifters.
Unidentified spoke in regards to the restaurant opening up on the Marina Green
and the concern for liquor license and urge that a beer and alcohol license not be issued
for this restaurant. She also spoke in regards to ordinance violation for commercial
vehicles carrying more than eight passengers and how there is a lack of enforcement.
Mark Basarwe, SF District Attorney’s Office, gave a brief overview of his job.
Motion by Commissioner Mazzucco to adjourn the meeting in memory of the
two fallen officers from Santa Cruz, Sgt. Loran Butch Baker and Detective Elizabeth
Butler, second by Commissioner Marshall. Approved 5-0.
Thereafter, the meeting was adjourned at 8:32 p.m.
Inspector John Monroe
San Francisco Police Commission