Police Commission - August 19, 2020 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
August 19, 2020 - 5:30pm

The Police Commission of the City and County of San Francisco met via videoconference at 5:52 p.m.

                PRESENT:  Commissioners Taylor, Elias, Brookter, Hamasaki

                ABSENT:    Commissioner DeJesus


a.            Chief’s Request

-              Weekly crime trends

-              Major/Significant Incidents

-              Presentation of the monthly SB 1421 Report

-              Presentation of the monthly Collaborative Reform Initiatives “CRI” Updates               

                Chief Scott reported on crime trends:  Part 1 crimes:  down 19 percent; homicide up 28 percent with a clearance of 25 cases; gun violence: even to 2019; burglaries up 32 percent; property crimes and auto burglaries are down.  Significant incidents:  The Chief reported on a homicide on the 800 block of O’Farrell where an arrest was made this afternoon.  The Chief also gave an update on the murder of Jace Young and announced a reward of $100,000 for information to the murder of Jace.  He also reported on a vehicle homicide in the Ingleside District.  The Chief gave an update regarding a homicide last week that occurred on 4th and Mission Streets.  The Chief announced that mutual aid has been requested by the Regional Mutual Aid Coordinator.  Officers will be dispatched tonight to assist with evacuations and to ensure that evacuated places remains safe from looting.  The Chief also gave an update regarding the Body Worn Camera policy has been agreed to by the POA and that the meet-and-confer is concluded.

                Commander Robert O’Sullivan presented the monthly SB 1421 update.

                Chief Scott along with Lieutenant Altofer presented the monthly CRI update.

b.            DPA Director’s Report

-              Report on recent DPA activities, and announcements

-              Presentation of DPA’s Annual Language Access Report               

                Chief of Staff Sarah Hawkins gave an update on year-to-date stats:  530 cases opened cases and 585 closed cases year-to-date; 380 open cases; 25 sustained cases; 31 cases beyond 270 days; 31 cases pending with the Chief and 13 cases pending with the Commission; 27 cases mediated.  She went on to talk about the budget that was presented to the Board of Supervisors.   Outreach:  five virtual presentations.  She reported that the controller have approved the release of the draft audit and will finalize the audit and get it to the commission for presentation.

                Commissioner Elias announced that due to technical difficulties, there is no longer a quorum and the Commission have to adjourn the meeting.  Commissioner Elias announced that this meeting will continue on September 2, 2020 and that the Commission will take public comments on what was discussed tonight.

ADJOURNED at 7:45 p.m.

Thereafter, the meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.