OCTOBER 22, 2014 REGULAR MEETING
The Police Commission of the City and County of San Francisco met in the Ingleside District, Balboa High School, 1000 Cayuga Street, San Francisco, at 6:15 p.m.
PRESENT: Commissioners Loftus, Turman, Mazzucco, DeJesus, Hwang
ABSENT: Commissioners Marshall, Melara
Commissioner Loftus welcomed the audience and thanked Assistant Principal Susan Ritter of Balboa High School. The Commissioners then introduced themselves.
(Commissioner Mazzucco arrived at 6:36 p.m.)
REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
a. Chief’s Report
- Review of recent activities
Chief Suhr addressed the audience and gave a brief update on recent activities including Fleet Week, NCLS series win by the Giants, and the upcoming World Series Games. The Chief deferred the rest of his time to Captain McFadden.
b. OCC Director’s Report
- Review of recent activities
Director Hicks introduced Sr. Investigator Sherry Hall, and went on to address the audience and described the duties and responsibilities of the OCC.
c. Commission Reports
- Commission President’s Report
- Commissioners’ Reports
Commissioner Loftus spoke of attending the Crisis Intervention training in Monterey.
Commissioner Hwang spoke of the screening of film regarding hate crimes.
Commissioner DeJesus reported that on October 14th, she, along with Commissioner Turman, attended the Department’s Promotional Ceremony.
d. Commission Announcements and scheduling of items identified for consideration at future Commission meetings
Sgt. Rodriguez announced that there will be no meeting next week. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, November 5th, at City Hall. She also announced that the Awards Ceremony will be on Wednesday, November 12th.
CAPTAIN JOSEPH MCFADDEN, COMMANDING OFFICER OF INGLESIDE STATION, TO ADDRESS THE COMMISSION ON POLICE ACTIVITIES IN THE INGLESIDE DISTRICT
Captain McFadden addressed the Commission and the audience and went on to talk about activities in the Ingleside District and went on to describe Ingleside’s demographics.
Jim Salinas, Sr., Miraloma Park resident, attended the meeting to welcome new Commissioner Sonia Melara. He went on to commend Chief Suhr. He discussed concerns regarding speeding in Miraloma Park area.
Adriana Camarena, for the parents of Alex Nieto, spoke in regards to the shooting of Alex Nieto by SFPD officers. She showed autopsy diagrams of Mr. Nieto. They demanded that the Commission release the names of officers involved and demanded justice for Alex Nieto. (Document submitted)
Unidentified spoke of Ingleside officers not trained to engage in situation where Alex Nieto was involved and stated that Alex Nieto’s case is a homicide and asked for justice for Alex Nieto.
Unidentified asked that when statistics are shown, OIS incidents should be added for Commission meetings. He discussed concerns as to what information was reviewed by the Commission.
Meesha Irizary, Idriss Stelli Foundation, attended the meeting out of respect for the family of Alex Nieto.
Jeremy stated that he stand in solidarity with victims killed by the San Francisco Police and that he is here with the mother of Anthony who was found dead in custody.
Janet, mother of Anthony, spoke in regards to the death of her son who died while in custody of SF Sheriff’s. She went on to read the OCC’s investigation decision.
David, Ingleside resident, commended former Ingleside Captain Falvey and went on to commend Captain McFadden for his work with the community.
Adrian, Department of Public Health investigator, stated that he has mixed emotions and paid respect to the Nieto family. He welcomed new Ingleside Captain McFadden.
Unidentified discussed concerns regarding his car being hit in three different incidents.
Emil Lawrence spoke in regards shooting by police. (Documents submitted)
Gladys spoke of bad experience with Ingleside in a filing police report in regards to domestic violence and concerns regarding her ex-boyfriend threatening her life.
Patricia, Ingleside Neighborhood Watch, spoke in regards to footbeat officers in the Ingleside and concerns regarding marijuana dispensaries in the neighborhood.
Unidentified attended the meeting in solidarity for victims killed by police.
Alejandra and Felicia attended the meeting in solidarity with victims killed by police. They asked for change and that officers should be trained better and not carry guns.
Margaret Growth asked for investigation of Probate Department.
Christina Castillo, English teacher at Balboa High School, acknowledged the two families in regards to victims by officers, and stated that her students does not trust the police and asked the Commission to distribute public information.
Jason spoke in regards to the community policing general order and concerns regarding how officers approach black/brown youths and spoke regarding mutual respect.
Unidentified spoke in regards to being scared of cops and of his mistrust of officers.
Anna Parks, use to work at Excelsior Community Center, spoke of officer-involved shootings and developing the community policing general order and how there is no action or change done by the general order.
Mary Harris, President OMI Neighbors in Action, thanked the new Captain for being a good community partner and asked about realignment of police district and stated that she wants to be involved in the process. She went on to commend the Department for working as partners with the community.
Unidentified, tour guide and tour bus driver, spoke in regards to lack of enforcement for loud motorcycles and concerns regarding bicyclist and lack of enforcement against bikers.
Lisa, moved to SF a year and a half ago, spoke in regards to the death of Alex Nieto and stands in solidarity with the Nieto family.
Maria, mother and advocate, spoke how the story of Alex Nieto has deeply affected her.
PUBLIC COMMENT ON ALL MATTERS PERTAINING TO THE CLOSED SESSION
Closed Session put over to next meeting.
Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a)(1) and SF Administrative Code Section 67.10(d)(1):
CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL: Existing Litigation
Calkin, et al. v. CCSF, USDC Court No. C12-02584 JCS, filed 5/18/12
Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957(b)(1) and SF Administrative Code Section 67.10(b) and Penal Code Section 832.7
PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION: Chief of Police
Review of findings and Chief’s decision to return officers to duty following officer-involved shooting & in-custody death (OIS Case No. 14--005 & ICD Case No. 14-0183)
Motion by Commissioner Hwang to adjourn this meeting in honor of domestic violence victims who died this year: Mary Freeman, Matthew Sheahan, Mary Atchinson, and Cecilia Lam, second by Commissioner DeJesus. Approved 5-0.
Thereafter, the meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m.
Inspector John Monroe
San Francisco Police Commission