JULY 24, 2013 REGULAR MEETING
The Police Commission of the City and County of San Francisco met in the
Taraval District, A.P. Giannini Middle School, 3151 Ortega, San Francisco, at 6: p.m.
PRESENT: Commissioners Mazzucco, Turman, Marshall, Kingsley, Loftus
ABSENT: Commissioner Chan
Commissioner Mazzucco welcomed the audience and welcomed Supervisor
Katy Tang. Commissioner Mazzucco then asked the Commissioners to introduce
REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
a. Chief’s Report
- Review of recent activities
Chief Suhr addressed the audience and talked about recent activities in the
Department including the crash of Asiana Airlines, shooting at 888 Brannan, and
gunfight at Larkin and O’Farrell Street. The Chief also talked about how the Department
is engaging the youths.
b. OCC Director’s Report
- Review of recent activities
Director Hicks addressed the audience and went on to describe the duties and
responsibilities of the OCC.
c. Commission Reports
- Commission President’s Report
- Commissioners’ Reports
Commissioner Mazzucco announced that the Supervisors have approved the
reappointment of Commissioner Petra DeJesus.
d. Commission Announcements and scheduling of items identified for
consideration at future Commission meetings
Inspector Monroe announced that the Commission will not meet next week.
Commissioner Mazzucco also announced that on August 7th , the Commission
will present certificates to officers who helped during the Asiana plane crash.
CAPTAIN CURTIS LUM, COMMANDING OFFICER OF TARAVAL STATION, TO ADDRESS
THE COMMISSION ON POLICE ACTIVITIES IN THE TARAVAL DISTRICT
Captain Lum addressed the Commission and the audience on police activities in
the Ingleside District and went on to talked about the overview of Taraval District, crime
statistics and the demographics of the Taraval District.
Bill Barnico, past President of Outer Street Association, commended the men
and women of Taraval Station and commended Captain Lum for his work in the district.
James Adams, Security Director Stonestown Galleria and retired police officer,
thanked Captain Lum for his work with Stonestown on cell phone thefts and car
burglaries. He went on to commend the officers of Taraval Station for their work with
Glen, Taraval CPAB, commended Captain Lum and his officers for their work
with CPAB and their work with the community.
Emil Lawrence commended Officer John Cunningham for his response during
the Asiana Airlines crash.
Ron Stickel, Sunset Youth Services, commended Captain Lum and officers of
Taraval for their work with the youths in the District.
John Suliski, Safe Block Captain, commended Captain Lum and officers of
Taraval for their work in addressing issues in his neighborhood.
Jane Patterson, Taraval resident, spoke of her daughter’s battle with leukemia
and spoke of incident where Christmas presents were stolen and thanked Captain Lum
and Lt. Johnson, and Sgt. Mannix for their help in taking up a collection to replace those
Steve Ward, retired special education teacher, thanked Captain Lum for
addressing quality of life issues and his work and collaboration with the community.
Jeanette Berger, OMI resident, spoke regarding quality of life and how the
officers of Taraval work with everyone in the community. She went on to say that she
does not see eye to eye with Captain Lum.
Deb Howe, SF Zoo, commended Captain Lum for making the zoo a priority and
for his collaboration with zoo staff and went on to commend the officers of Taraval.
Bill, retired Captain SF Sheriff’s Department, commended Captain Lum and the
officers of Taraval for their professionalism and their work with the community.
Anna, OMI Family Research Center, commended Captain Lum, Sgt. Mannix,
Officer Chan for their help and involvement with the community.
Lee Spring, Manager Oceanview Public Library, thanked Captain Lum for
establishing the Taraval Neighborhood Team for their help and response when called
Mary Harris, President OMI Neighbors in Action, spoke of working with the
police, district attorney, and city attorney to clean up the neighborhood and talked
about the captains’ rotation and asked that Captain Lum stay in the Taraval and spoke of
the neighborhood team and asked that the next Commission meeting be closer to the
Jackie Battle spoke of a young man killed at their facility last February and
thanked the officers of Taraval of coming in and checking up on their staff after the
Ronnie Singh, District Attorney assigned to Taraval, thanked Chief Suhr for his
collaboration with the DA’s office on the project prosecution team and thanked Captain
Lum and his officers for letting them in to work with the officers to make San Francisco a
PUBLIC COMMENT ON ALL MATTERS PERTAINING TO CLOSED SESSION
VOTE ON WHETHER TO HOLD CLOSED SESSION
Motion by Commissioner Loftus, second by Commissioner Kingsley. Approved
CLOSED SESSION (8:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.)
(8:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.)
PERSONNEL EXCEPTION: Discussion and possible action to set hearing dates or take
other action regarding case nos. IAD 2012-0532, 2012-0662, 2012-0665, 2013-0022,
(Present: Commissioners Mazzucco, Turman, Marshall, Kingsley, Loftus, Chief Suhr,
Deputy Chief Tomioka, Inspector Monroe, Risa Tom, Attorney J. Alden, Attorney M.
Sullivan, Attorney Wyman)
(Taken in shorthand form by Ms. Anna Greenley, CSR., Roomian & Associates)
VOTE TO ELECT WHETHER TO DISCLOSE ANY OR ALL DISCUSSION IN CLOSED SESSION
Motion by Commissioner Loftus, second by Commissioner Kingsley for non
disclosure. Approved 5-0.
Motion by Commissioner Loftus, second by Commissioner Marshall. Approved
Thereafter, the meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
Inspector John Monroe
San Francisco Police Commission