AUGUST 29, 2012 REGULAR MEETING
The Police Commission of the City and County of San Francisco met in the Central District, Gordon J. Lau Elementary School, 950 Clay Street, San Francisco, at 6:10 p.m.
PRESENT: Commissioners Mazzucco, Marshall, Chan, Kingsley, Turman
ABSENT: Commissioners DeJesus, Turman
(Commissioner Marshall arrived at 6:15 p.m.)
Commissioner Mazzucco welcomed the audience and asked the Commissioners to introduce themselves.
REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
a. Chief’s Report
- Review of recent activities
Chief Suhr welcomed the audience and talked about his time in the Central. The Chief reported on recent activities in the department and gave a brief update on crime statistics. The Chief then went on to talk about fraudulent crimes against Asian women.
b. OCC Director’s Report
- Review of recent activities
Mr. Manny Fortes, for Director Hicks, talked about the duties and responsibilities of the Office of Citizen Complaints.
c. Commission Reports
- Commission President’s Report
- Commissioners’ Reports
Commissioner Mazzucco talked about the America’s Cup and commended the Department for how it handled the large crowd.
d. Commission Announcements and scheduling of items identified for consideration at future Commission meetings
Inspector Monroe announced that there will be no meeting next week and will return to City Hall on September 12
CAPTAIN GARRETT TOM, COMMANDING OFFICER OF CENTRAL STATION, TO ADDRESS THE COMMISSION ON POLICE ACTIVITIES IN THE CENTRAL DISTRICT
Captain Tom addressed the Commission on police activities and demographics in the Central District.
Joe Butler, architect, Telegraph Dwellers, spoke in regards to barricades on Broadway between Kearney and Montgomery to keep parking lots open.
Tom Creden, President Scomo’s Restaurant, spoke about Officer John Young. He then talked about captains assigned to Central and commended officers on bicycles and how the captains kept an open forum with the community.
April and Josephine spoke in regards to safety for seniors and talked about recent Asian victims of fraudulent scams. She asked for help regarding concerns about gambling in Portsmouth Square. Josephine thanked the Commission, the Chief, Commander Biel, Captain Tom, and all the officers in Central for their work with the seniors and in keeping them safe.
Debbie Chan, Legislative Aide to Supervisor Chiu, commended the Captain and the officers of Central for their work with the community.
Darren Swan, 15-year resident Northbeach, spoke in regards to concerns about party busses and clubs and how it is a constant disrespect to the residents and the community around Broadway area.
Mickey Jones, Co-chair community advisory board, spoke in regards to homeless problem in Washington Square and public intoxication around the park and how the District Attorney’s office does not prosecute the cases of citations issued by the police.
Stephanie Greenberg, Police advisory board, spoke in regards to nuisance in the Broadway corridor and how it is not fair and safe for the residents. She went on to talk about concerns about Broadway party busses and how patrons are dropped off in front of Koi Restaurant . He asked for support from the Chief and the Commission for resources.
Mike Madrid, police advisory board, spoke in regards to violence around the Broadway corridor due to party busses and gun violence due to patrons around the Broadway corridor.
Motion by Commissioner Kingsley, second by Commissioner Loftus. Approved 5-0.
Thereafter, the meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m.
Inspector John Monroe
San Francisco Police Commission