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March 6, 2013

MARCH 6, 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,

ABSENT: Commissioners Turman, Loftus

(Commissioner DeJesus arrived at 5:50 p.m.)

 

PUBLIC COMMENT (taken out of order)

Jackee Bryson spoke in regards to 75 Dore Street and thanked Sgt. Tad

Yamaguchi for working with her in making the building safer. She went on to talk about

tourists being attacked and to contact Honolulu PD to get ideas.

Clyde spoke in regards to the Police Commission dragging its feet in regards to

getting a vote.

Maria Bailey spoke in regarding to fighting crime and thanked the Commission

and the Department for acting quickly to her request and urged the Department to

continue with hardcore law enforcement. (document submitted)

Elen Soto, Urban Solution project manager, spoke in regards to what’s going on

in the 6th Street corridor and stated that increased foot patrol has made a difference and

stated that they are glad that the 6th Substation is about to open. (document submitted)

Emil Lawrence spoke in regards to the website and stated that George Gascon

did not create Compstat. He went on to talk about a NY Times article regarding cold

blooded murders and investigation of cold cases. (document submitted)

Mr. Avelin stated that it has gotten better on 6th Street but there is still a

problem on public urination and stated that the Health Department should step in.

PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION

- Mr. Rudy Asercion

- OCC’s Chief Investigator Charles R. Gallman

Chief Suhr presented the certificate to Mr. Asercion. M. Asercion spoke briefly

regarding the Safe Haven Program.

Commissioner Mazzucco and Director Hicks spoke briefly of Chief Investigator

Gallman and presented him with a Certificate of Appreciation. Chief Investigator

Gallman.

REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

a. Chief’s Report

- Review of recent activities

Chief Suhr spoke in regards to recent activities in the city including an officerinvolved

shooting by the Daly Police Department in San Francisco, an auto burglary of a

police weapon from an unmarked police car which was recovered in Oakland, a 17 year

old who was killed by a drunk driver while crossing Sloat Boulevard, a homicide on

Monday morning on 3rd and Palou, and an officer involved shooting incident. The Chief

announced that there will be a townhall meeting tomorrow night at 6 p.m. at 1600

Oakdale. The Chief also announced that the opening of the Public Safety Hub on 6th

Street will be on Friday.

b. OCC Director’s Report

- Review of recent activities

- Presentation of the OCC’s Monthly Comprehensive Statistical Report and

companion reports for the periods January 1, 2013 through January 31, 2013

and January 1, 2012 through January 31, 2013, Mediation of Complaints in

January 2013 and Adjudication of Sustained Complaints in January 2013

Director Hicks presented the OCC’s Monthly Comprehensive Statistical Report

and companion reports.

c. Commission Reports

- Commission President’s Report

- Commissioners’ Reports

Commissioner Mazzucco spoke and commended Captain McEachern for hosting

the meeting last week at St. Vincent De Paul. He went on to commend the Chief and

the Department for all the work they do.

d. Commission Announcements and scheduling of items identified for

consideration at future Commission meetings

Inspector Monroe announced that there will be a community meeting in the

Mission on March 27th .

Commissioner Mazzucco would like a report regarding robberies of iPhones and

requested inviting someone from Apple to explain how to deactivate phones that have

been stolen and a report regarding patrol specials and how things are going. He asked

Commissioner Chan to help as liaison for patrol specials.

Commissioner Chan asked about DGO 5.05. Chief Suhr stated that the

Department is ready to present the draft to the OCC and the POA.

Commissioner Kingsley would like the scheduling resolution on April 3rd .

PUBLIC COMMENT

Emil Lawrence asked that more advertisement be made for community

meetings.

Mark Cavastani, property management, thanked the Department for the work

they do on a daily basis in the central Market District of San Francisco and asked for

increased police presence.

PUBLIC COMMENT ON ALL MATTER PERTAINING TO CLOSED SESSION

None

VOTE ON WHETHER TO HOLD CLOSED SESSION

Motion by Commissioner Marshall, second by Commissioner Chan. Approved 5-

0.

CLOSED SESSION (6:40 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

(6:40 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

PERSONNEL EXCEPTION: Assignment of disciplinary charges filed in Case No. IAD

2011-0287 to an individual Commission for the taking of evidence on a date to be

determined by the Commissioner

(PRESENT: Commissioners Mazzucco, Marshall, DeJesus, Chan, Kingsley, Chief Suhr,

Deputy City Attorney Blits, Deputy City Attorney Zarefsky, Inspector Monroe, Risa Tom,

Attorney Worsham, Attorney Shea, and member involved)

PERSONNEL EXCEPTION: Discussion and possible action to accept or reject Motion to

Dismiss filed in case no. ALW C10-244, or take other action, if necessary

(PRESENT: Commissioners Mazzucco, Marshall, DeJesus, Chan, Kingsley, Chief Suhr,

Deputy City Attorney Blits, Deputy City Attorney Zarefsky, Inspector Monroe, Risa Tom,

Attorney Worsham, Attorney Foley)

(These proceedings were taken in shorthand form by Ms. Elizabeth J. Wood, CSR.,

Roomian & Associates)

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION: Chief of Police

Review of findings and Chief’s decision to return officers to duty following officerinvolved

shootings (OIS Case Nos. 12-005 & 13-001)

(PRESENT: Commissioners Mazzucco, Marshall, DeJesus, Chan, Kingsley, Chief Suhr,

Deputy Chief Biel, Captain Pedrini, Deputy City Attorney Porter, Deputy City Attorney

Blits, Inspector Monroe, Risa Tom, Inspector Crudo, Sgt. Paine)

PERSONNEL EXCEPTION: Discussion and possible action to adopt or take other action

regarding proposed Findings of Fact in Case No. ALW C11-211

PRESENT: Commissioners Mazzucco, Marshall, DeJesus, Chan, Kingsley, Chief Suhr,

Deputy City Attorney Blits, Deputy City Attorney Zarefsky, Inspector Monroe, Risa Tom,

Attorney Worsham, Attorney Shea)

(These proceedings were taken in shorthand form by Ms. Elizabeth J. Wood, CSR.,

Roomian & Associates)

PERSONNEL EXCEPTION: Status and calendaring of pending disciplinary cases

(PRESENT: Commissioners Mazzucco, Marshall, DeJesus, Chan, Kingsley, Chief Suhr,

Deputy City Attorney Blits, Inspector Monroe, Risa Tom)

VOTE TO ELECT WHETHER TO DISCLOSE ANY OR ALL DISCUSSION HELD IN CLOSED

SESSION

Motion by Commissioner Chan, second by Commissioner Kingsley for non

disclosure. Approved 5-0.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Commissioner Kingsley , second by Commissioner Chan. Approved

5-0.

Thereafter, the meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

__________________________________________

Inspector John Monroe

Secretary

San Francisco Police Commission

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