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February 5, 2014

FEBRUARY 5, 2014 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, Turman, Marshall, DeJesus, Chan, Kingsley,

Loftus

ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES

- For the meetings of January 8th & 22, 2014

Motion by Commissioner Chan, with a minor change for January 8th , second by

Commissioner Kingsley. Approved 7-0.

CONSENT CALENDAR

- Police Commission Report of Disciplinary Actions, 4th Quarter 2013

- Request of Officer John Ruggeiro for approval to accept a $25.00 Starbucks

Gift Card from Mr. Loren Lopin

Motion by Commissioner DeJesus, second by Commissioner Chan. Approved 7-

0.

RESOLUTION NO. 14-7

APPROVAL OF THE REQUEST OF OFFICER JOHN RUGGEIRO TO ACCEPT A $25.00

STARBUCKS GIFT CARD FROM MR. LOREN LOPIN

RESOLVED, that the Police Commission hereby approves the request of Officer

John Ruggeiro to accept a $25.00 Starbucks Gift Card from Mr. Loren Lopin.

AYES: Commissioners Mazzucco, Turman, Marshall, DeJesus, Chan, Kingsley, Loftus

PUBLIC COMMENT

Jakkee Bryson commended two officers of Tenderloin Station and Captain

Cherniss; Officer David Lee #398 for his help with filing a Police Report in regards to a

vicious dangerous dog; Officer Green for his help in acquiring a form.

Ray Hartz, SF Open Government, spoke in regards to his hearing before the

Sunshine Ordinance Task Force and spoke of someone’s right to speak.

Michael Petrelis spoke in regards to his OCC complaint against Chuck Limbert.

He also spoke of an arrest made in the Mission and in the Castro and excess police force.

Maria Bailey spoke of how she sees the difference in what’s happening around

the city and asked for more patrol in the city.

Ms. Paulette Brown spoke in regards to her son Aubrey Abrakasa who was

murdered in 2006. She went on to show the names of the individuals responsible and

showed pictures of victims of unsolved homicides.

Clyde spoke in regards to two motorcycle cops and their attitude.

Stephen commended Lt. Ed Santos, ALU, and spoke in regards to budget for the

ALU Unit.

REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

a. Chief’s Report

- Review of recent activities

- Presentation of 4th Quarter 2013 FDRB Findings & Recommendations & OIS

Investigative Summary

- Department’s Budget Presentation for Fiscal Year 2014/2015

Chief Suhr announced the homicide tip line 575-4444 for any information to the

homicide of Ms. Brown’s son.

Deputy Chief Loftus presented a Certificate of Appreciation to DPW for their

help with Occupy SF.

Commander Garrity presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Mr. Hines for his

help with Late Night Peace Hoops.

Commissioner Mazzucco announced that the meeting will be adjourned in

honor of Officer Michael Hutchings who recently passed away.

Chief Suhr gave a brief update in regards to a recent homicide, 2nd for this year,

and spoke of a pedestrian fatality yesterday. The Chief asked the public to please slow

down and pay attention.

Sergeant Crudo presented the 4th Quarter FDRB Findings & Recommendations &

the OIS Investigative Summary.

Director Maureen Gannon & Carolyn Welsh presented the Department’s Budget

Presentation for Fiscal Year 2014/2015.

b. OCC Director’s Report

- Review of recent activities

- Presentation of the OCC’s Summary of Cases received December 2013,

Monthly Comprehensive Statistical Reports and Companion Reports for the

Periods January 1 through December 31, 2013 and January 1 through

December 31, 2012, Mediation of Complaints in December 2013 and

Adjudication of Sustained Complaints in December 2013

- Presentation of the OCCs 2013 First Amendment Compliance Audit of San

Francisco Police Department Records pursuant to Department General Order

8.10

- OCC’s Budget Presentation for Fiscal Years 2014/2015 & 2015/2016

Director Hicks reported on recent activities including participating in a panel in

Santa Rosa in regards to the shooting of a 13-year old by a deputy sheriff. She also

spoke of Ms. Marion participation with Women Against Rape. Director Hicks also spoke

of attending a meeting at the PUC in regards to reducing water usage by 10 percent.

Director Hicks then presented the December 2013 Comprehensive Statistical

Report and Mediation of Complaints & Adjudication of Sustained Complaints in

December 2013.

Director Hicks then presented the 2013 First Amendment Compliance Audit

pursuant to DGO 8.10.

Director Hicks then presented the OCC’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2014/2015 &

2015/2016.

c. Commission Reports

- Commission President’s Report

- Commissioners’ Reports

Commissioner Mazzucco has no report.

Commissioner Marshall reported that he was asked to go back to Campton, New

Jersey, to discuss the issue of violence.

Commissioner Turman commended Deputy Chief Orkes for his promotion and

Commander Ferrigno for her promotion. Commissioner Turman also congratulated

Deputy Chief Biel on his retirement.

Commissioner Loftus reported that this is the 50th Anniversary of her mom,

Maureen Roche, coming to the United States.

d. Commission Announcements and scheduling of items identified for

consideration at future Commission meetings

Next meeting will be on February 12th and no meeting on the 19th . The District

Meeting will be at Grattan Elementary School on February 26th .

Commissioner Turman announced that Friday, February 14th , is African

American Read In, and that every elementary school classroom has someone reading

and that there is a wait list and that he has signed up all the commissioners for next

year.

PUBLIC COMMENT

None

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO TERMINATE THE ASSISTANT PATROL SPECIAL

STATUS OF MOISES ROMERO

Officer Carla Brown explained the reasoning to terminate the Assistant Patrol

Special status of Moises Romero.

Motion by Commissioner Chan, second by Commissioner Kingsley. Approved 7-

0.

PUBLIC COMMENT

None

RESOLUTION NO. 14-8

APPROVAL TO TERMINATE THE ASSISTANT PATROL SPECIAL STATUS OF MOISES

ROMERO

RESOLVED, that the Police Commission hereby terminate the appointment of

Moises Romero as Assistant Patrol Special Officer.

AYES: Commissioners Mazzucco, Turman, Marshall, DeJesus, Chan, Kingsley, Loftus

PUBLIC COMMENT ON ALL MATTERS PERTAINING TO CLOSED SESSION

None

VOTE ON WHETHER TO HOLD CLOSED SESSION

Motion by Commissioner Kingsley, second by Commissioner Chan.

Approved 7-0.

CLOSED SESSION (7:20 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

(7:20 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

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

2013-0102 to an individual Commission for the taking of evidence on a date to be

determined by the Commissioner

(Present: Commissioners Mazzucco, Turman, Marshall, DeJesus, Chan, Kingsley, Loftus,

Chief Suhr, Deputy Chief Tomioka, Captain Pedrini, Inspector Monroe, Risa Tom)

Resolution 14-9

PERSONNEL EXCEPTION: Status and calendaring of pending disciplinary cases

(Present: Commissioners Mazzucco, Turman, Marshall, DeJesus, Chan, Kingsley, Deputy

City Attorney Blits, Chief Suhr, Deputy Chief Tomioka, Captain Pedrini, Inspector

Monroe, Risa Tom)

OPEN SESSION

VOTE ON WHETHER TO DISCLOSE ANY OR ALL DISCUSSION HELD IN CLOSED SESSION

Motion by Commissioner Marshall, second by Commissioner Chan for non

disclosure. Approved 7-0.

ADJOURNMENT

Adjourn in memory of Officer Michael Hutchings who lost his battle to cancer.

Motion by Commissioner Kingsley, second by Commissioner Chan.

Approved 7-0.

Thereafter, the meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

__________________________________________

Inspector John Monroe

Secretary

San Francisco Police Commission

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