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at first we put the bike lanes and nsa move forward we realized we have to tweak it this way and we have to tweak it this way to be safe. that is the way i look at masonic now. i want to thank everybody who has been here for the last 15 years, really working to change this. at all the departments that are involved. d.p.w., m.t.a., p.u.c., that came together and said, we will change this boulevard, not only for the people who live here, but for the people who walk, visit and bike here. thank you and i will bring up my colleague, supervisor catherine stefani because this area, we have three different districts that intersect. we cross all the time. i would like to bring up catherine stefani. supervisor stefani? >> thank you supervisor brown. it is so great to be here today. i love that we shared this area. san francisco faces many challenges but we know that we
can solve the dangers of the roadways and the city vision zero mission to eliminate all traffic deaths by 2024 is a vital one to every resident. i don't think many people notice about me, but before i was appointed supervisor, i was training for a triathlon. i was training for the escape for -- from alcatraz and i biked all over the city. one of the scariest moments on my bike was on ocean avenue, or actually, on the grey highway. i was riding my bike, at the car started to come into the lane as they were turning bright and i had to pound on the side of the fan so as not to get run over. i understand how important bicycle safety is and how important it is to make sure we are implementing changes in our roadways a cyclist feel safe and pedestrians feel safe so that our kids are safe. so to see this unravel today, to see all of this today is a very
-- it is a long time coming. we have to do more of this all over the city. this project enhanced safety for pedestrians, cyclist, motorist and transit riders and it made it more beautiful. we have a newly planted -- wanted median and street trees in a public plaza which will be great to. especially for the target shoppers over there. and i think residents will also be able to walk safely down the streets and enjoy this new area. i just want to say that the collaboration of all the departments has always said we are all of the table. i want to thank public works planning, the sfmta and of course, all the residents and businesses that endured. in the end, everyone is truly proud of what has become here and we want to thank everyone for participating and creating this beautiful new space. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. now we will hear from our m.t.a. director, director risk in.
he is responsible for making sure that all the walkways and bicycle lanes and transit works around here. all right. welcome. >> that's right. thank you, mohammed to be a good morning, everyone. it is so great to be here at this point in time. i think the mayor and the supervisors said it well. this has been a long time coming. but do very well worth it. it is really a great success story from my standpoint. you heard from the mayor and supervisor brown. this really started from the community. before the city adopted vision zero on before we identified the high injury network, we had people from this community come forward and say this street is not working for us. it is not working for people who drive on it and not working for people who ride a bike and for people who walk, for people who are getting on and off transit and driving the bus is. the street wasn't working well for anyone. we were having close to 20 traffic crashes a year just on
masonic avenue alone. we had two fatalities and we came together as a community, with the community and city agencies and said we can do better than this. we can redesign the street to make it work better and make it safer and make it more inviting and that is what we have here today. we have taken what used to be a mini freeway as someone said that was really dividing the two neighborhoods in our city. at dividing the neighborhood in the city and replaced it with a beautiful safe, inviting street, that mixes together the community, and as the mayor said, we will make it much much less likely that anyone would be hurt or killed on the street. it is now truly a neighborhood street. that happened because we had leaders like michael and others in the community that work with the then it supervisor aids, vallie brown, and with the support of the den supervisor
breed tact to bring forward this planning process at -- it culminated in a recommendation for a project that we brought to the board of directors in 2012. i want to acknowledge the great leadership of the vice chair of the board and now chair of the board of the sfmta who has been a staunch advocate for safety improvements in the city. with their approval, in 2012, we got to work with public works and planning and with public utilities and with the arts commission. all working together to design and build and implement this project. i think it is a great transformation of a city street and as mohammed said, is one of many that we have seen and will be seeing in the coming months and years. it is a great day for this neighborhood. for everybody who uses this street. whether they live here or travel through here, they walk or bike or take the bus or drive here.
is a much better street and a great lesson for all of us on how to do things. we need to figure out how to do it a whole lot faster. i will acknowledge, we have heard from supervisor brown some concerns. this project is not perfect. we will continue as we do with every project to evaluate how it is performing at identify ways to make it even better. we will work with supervisor brown and the community to make sure that we make the street work as well as it was intended from those first days of protest back in 2005 and 2006. thank you to everybody. the leadership and support we have had from the mayor and the supervisors, pass supervisors, by particularly the leadership from the community to make this happen, in partnership with the city agencies. it brings us to where we are today. congratulations to the community on making this happen and getting this done. >> thank you, edge.
we will now hear from the public utilities commission, as the mayor said, some of the important things that go and a project that a lot of us don't see, but have to be part of a project are water, our power and our sewer. come on up. >> so, mohammed, i want to thank you for inviting us. as you say, out of site, out of mind. we actually have about 70% of our infrastructure is 70 years or older, especially the sewer and water mains. we are trying to prioritize them based on joint projects. so this was a prime project where we can come together and work with other departments to get into an area one time, dig one time so that we can invest in our infrastructure. so this was a great opportunity to work with mohammed. we actually have watch what water mains and two sewer mains
running down the street. so that is something that we want to make sure that we really invest in new infrastructure. we can provide vital service to everyone. we worked on the streetlights as well. so you can see the beautiful pedestrian lighting here, i don't other projects were looking at investing in green infrastructure. one theme i want to make sure, when mohammed asked me to participate in a project where we have aging infrastructure, we are definitely there. thank you for inviting me to say a few words about my hidden infrastructure. thank you. >> thank you. you all know it takes a village. we will talk here a little bit. i know you are not on the program, but this is so beautiful and i want you to talk about this art. thank you. >> thank you, mohammed. it is great to be here today on this incredible community
projects. the artist here that was selected through the competition is scott oliveira. he is originally from reading and what is incredible is he spent over three weeks on the plaza interviewing many of you, three questions. where are you headed right now? where were you born? and where would you like to go? i think for a transit hub like this, it makes a perfect conceptual concept to share this incredible story of the people that use and inhabit the space here and what is really exciting as all of the arrows point to the real place to. they are actually directional signage if you ever need to find yourself at the corner store. or to lands end, or the department of motor vehicles. we want to congratulate scott oliver. there will be a little celebration here on saturday night. we encourage you to come back and celebrate this great work of art.
congratulations to all of our colleagues in the city and for the committee champions who made this possible. >> thank you. thank you. and it takes a lot of people to do these projects. the community, all the city agencies, all the nonprofits pick one of the nonprofits that we work with very closely, we meet regularly, we really advocate for cycling in the city. we really advocate for making the city a better place. the san francisco bicycle coalition. speaking on their behalf is brian. come and say a few words. >> thank you. i want to thank the city partners that are here. special thanks to supervisor brown and supervisor stefani for your support of this project and your support of vision zero across our city. i want to say a very special thank you to mayor london breed for your support in securing funding for this project during your time on the board of supervisors. we wouldn't be standing here if
it weren't for that leadership. this project exists for a reason. it exists because of the leadership of folks sitting up here in the hard work of our city staff. but it is also the grassroots energy of every day san franciscans who would not settle for less, that brought us here. four too many years, masonic avenue was a speedway. cutting through the heart of our city. for some of the most storied neighborhoods. for too long, it has been a place for cars and not for people. i want to thank the city and our members for their dedication over the last decade to make masonic avenue a friendlier place for people. in particular, i want to thank the folks at six masonic and some of the members who have been mentioned. their energy under tireless advocacy and years and years of
patients have made this day possible. it is also important to honor those who have been injured or worse on this street. in particular, i would also like to mention a man who was hit and killed by a drunk driver on masonic a few blocks from where we stand in 2010. he was 22 when he was killed. he would be 30 years old today if he was still with us. i think of the years of lost life that will never be given back to his family and friends and i particularly think about his mother and his sister who are in germany and who wanted to be here today, but couldn't. so there is no doubt that these improvements that we are celebrating today on masonic will make it a safer place for people biking and walking. but our work is not done here. like many new projects of this scale there be a period of adjustment as people get used to the new street designs. these designs, let's not forget
to, what they are first planned in 2007 and 2008 to, and in 2010, they were considered revolutionary. it is now 2018 and we have some other ideas about what makes a great street to bike and walk on. so we look forward to working with supervisor vallie brown and the sfmta and our members to address those problem spots, particularly as masonic approaches other streets. we know for people biking, if they are not very confident, that can be a stressful spot. let's get to work quickly to fix that. as we celebrate a decade of effort that brought us here today, we need to remember people who have died on our city streets. of san francisco and streets like masonic avenue and streets across our city are going to be transformed, we are going to achieve vision zero and make this city i just avenue's a place for people, we don't have another decade to wait.
let's finish fixing masonic and get to work on the rest of the city. thank you to everyone for your leadership. i am really excited to ride my bike on these new bike lanes when i we leave today. thank you. >> thank you, thank you. so we will cut the ribbon. before we do that, i want to thank everyone for coming and especially the team from public works. our city engineers sitting right here. the project manager, our communications department to, all the engineers who worked with the rest of the city agencies to make this project possible, and of course, the team that looks after the city every day, the street cleaner said everybody. thank you for everything that you do and thank you for coming. let's get ready and cut the ribbon of this great project. and another one down. come on up.
>> i have been living in san francisco since 1957. i live in this area for 42 years. my name is shirley jackson, and i am a retirement teacher for san francisco unified school district, and i work with early childhood education and after school programs. i have light upstairs and down stairs. it's been remodelled and i like it. some of my floors upstairs was there from the time i built the place, so they were very horrible and dark. but we've got lighting. the room seems lighter. they painted the place, they
cemented my back yard, so i won't be worried about landscaping too much. we have central heating, and i like the new countertops they put in. up to date -- oh, and we have venetian blinds. we never had venetian blinds before, and it's just cozy for me. it meant a lot to me because i didn't drive, and i wanted to be in the area where i can do my shopping, go to work, take the kids to school. i like the way they introduced the move-in. i went to quite a bit of the meetings. they showed us blueprints of the materials that they were going to use in here, and they gave us the opportunity to choose where we would like to
stay while they was renovating. it means a lot. it's just that i've been here so long. most people that enjoyed their life would love to always retain that life and keep that lifestyle, so it was a peaceful neighborhood. the park was always peaceful, and -- i don't know. i just loved it. i wanted to be here, and i stayed. >> hi, i'm lawrence corn field. welcome to building san francisco. we have a special series, stay safe. we're looking at earthquake issues. and today we're going to be
talking with a residential building owner about what residential building owners and tenants can and should do before earthquakes and after earthquakes. ♪ ♪ >> we're here at this wonderful spur exhibit on mission street in san francisco and i have with me today my good friend george. thanks for joining me, george. and george has for a long time owned residential property here in san francisco. and we want to talk about apartment buildings and what the owner's responsibilities might be and what they expect their tenants to do. and let's start by talking a little bit about what owners can do before an earthquake and then maybe after an earthquake. >> well, the first thing, lawrence, would be to get
together with your tenants and see if they have earthquake insurance or any renters insurance in place because that's going to be key to protecting them in the event of a quake. >> and renters insurance, there are two kinds of insurance. renters insurance coffers damage to goods and content and so forth. earthquake insurance is a separate policy you get after you get renters insurance through the california earthquake authority, very inexpensive. and it helps owners and it helps tenants because it gives relocation costs and it pays their rent. this is a huge impact on building owners. >> it's huge, it really is. you know, a lot of owners don't realize that, you know, when there is an earthquake, their money flow is going to stop. how are they going to pay their mortgages, how are they going to pay their other bills, how are they going to live? >> what else can property owners do in residential rental housing before an earthquake? >> well, the first thing you want to do is get your property assessed. find out what the geology is at
your site. get an expert in to look at structural and nonstructural losses. the structural losses, a lot of times, aren't going to be that bad if you prepare. an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. get in there and get your property assessed and figure it out. >> so, what is a nonstructural issue that might cause losses? >> well, you know, pipes, for instance. pipes will whip around during an earthquake. and if they're anchored in more numerous locations, that whipping won't cause a breakage that will cause a flood. >> i've heard water damage is a major, major problem after earthquakes actually. >> it is. that's one of the big things. a lot of things falling over, ceilings collapsing. but all of this can be prevented by an expert coming in and assessing where those problem areas and often the fixes are really, really cheap. >> who do you call when you want to have that kind of assessment or evaluation done?
>> the structural engineering community is great. we have the structural engineers association of northern california right here in san francisco. they're a wealth of information and resources. >> what kinds of things might you encourage tenants to do besides simply get tenants renters insurance and earthquake insurance, what else do you think tenants should do? >> i think it's really important to know if they happen to be in the building where is the safest place for them to go when the shaking starts. if they're out of the building, whats' their continuity plan for connecting with family? they should give their emergency contact information to their resident manager so that the resident manager knows how to get in touch. and have emergency supplies on hand. the tenants should be responsible to have their extra water and flashlights and bandages and know how to use a toilet when there's no sewage and water flows down. and the owners of the building
>> thank you very much. ladies and gentlemen cackle welcome to the wednesday, september 5th, 2018 san francisco police commission meeting. you can see we are high and tight to tonight. we have four members that we will try and get through our business as efficiently as possible. without further ado, please call line item number 1. >> line item number 1 is adoption of minutes. minutes of august 15th, 2018. >> in your pockets are the minutes from our meeting of august 15th. any corrections, changes or thoughts? hearing non, do i have a motion? >> motion to approve. >> second. >> any public comment about minutes? all in favor agree pleas call the next line item. >> line to, reports to the commission discussion. chief's reports. report on recent police department activities including
recent events,, time trends and announcements. the firearm discharge review review board findings and recommendations and ois summary report. presentation of the second quarter 2018 audit of electronic communication devices for bias. update evolving initiative. update involving the homeless initiative. >> good evening. welcome. >> good evening commission. i will start off the chief's report with our crime statistics for the week starting with the violent crime. homicides, we are 28% down from this time last year. forty-six year to date. 2017 as opposed to 33 in 2018. we are at 6.29% down in our rate a difference of about 18 crimes. the robberies we are down 2.84% which is about a 63 crimes a
difference. we were at 2185 this time last year. we are at 2123 year to date. fifty-two crimes. assaults, we are 1.9% up year to date. 1,789 this time last year and 1,824 year to date. human trafficking we have seen a significant increase. twenty-one reports of human trafficking this time last year. and we have 65 year to date which is a 209% increase. total violent crimes were down just under one% over this time last year which is a difference of about 13 fewer crimes. property crimes, we are overall a 7.54% lower than we were this time last year. 42,00031 year to date. -- 42,031 year to date. as you all no kak we have been tracking vigourously the auto
burglaries in the city. we are 15.9% down in auto burglaries. we had 20,664 at this time last year. we are a 17,375 year to date. we did have one significant crime to report last week. we had a homicide on september 5 th. the 300 block of van ness avenue the officers responded -- that was last night which was actually going to be -- that one is not a homicide. at this time, we think it is a suspicious death and to we are waiting on the medical examiner to return the findings on that one. significant events, upcoming, i mentioned in the last police commission meeting about the death of a man who wasn't -- who
was an intervention worker. his services coming up. will be on september 8th, 2018 on september 9th, 2018. again, it is a tragic incident. he was shot in the middle of the day several weeks ago. he passed away on august 22nd. he spanned basic nip again portion of his life trying to help the city and address our street violence in the city. he was well loved by the community as well as his family. we are still asking for anyone who might have any information leading to the suspect's identity to reported to the san francisco police department. we are assisting a coordination of the vigil on and the memorial service to make sure that they are safely and everyone in attendance is safe. at this point, no arrests have been made on this particular case. there was an incident last week
at balboa high school that i would like to report. it was a shot that was fired inside the school. our officers responded and worked in conjunction with the school district personnel. we did make an arrest on that particular case. fortunately, no one was injured. it did cause a lockdown of the high school as well as the middle school. the response and coordination was good on that case and it was -- there was an arrest made on a juvenile. in that case, the high school -- there was a high school student. the investigation is still ongoing. luckily no one got hurt. in terms of our staffing, we had a lateral graduation class that the commission attended last week. we welcomed six lateral officers to the san francisco police department and to these officers
have prior experience. a variety of police departments in the bay area. we are very happy to have them here. it is a first class in a number of years. because of their prior experience, we hope that they can hit the ground running. thank you commissioners for being there. just a little bit of facts on our graduates, two of them have bachelors degrees. we have one officer who speaks cantonese and mandarin. they are a ten week fto program. thank you for being there. that is the highlights for the week. a late week in terms of crime and significant incidents. next we have a sergeant here for the use of force and firearm discharging findings and recommendations. >> while he is coming up, this
commissioner has a question. >> i got a lot of calls about balboa high school and they understand the juvenile who was arrested was not arrested in the high school. but there were juveniles who were marched out in front of the crowd in custody, so to speak. i thought we treated dubin jos juvenile somewhat differently. people are concerned about exposing these young juveniles as perpetrators and some of them were not. going from the star football team to a suspected felon. i don't know if we followed the juvenile procedure but i don't know why we would -- i am just wondering what your take on that is. >> first and foremost, when you have a firearm discharge in a school, the first consideration is the safety of everybody involved. teachers, students and everybody including officers that are responding. there is a lot of anxiety right now on that topic. it is a very sensitive matter.
what officers respond, they have to be concerned about several factors including panic. because of the number of shootings we have seen in schools in the recent history in this country, and in other countries as well, we really do take the tactics of those types of incidents very seriously. of course, we want to be as respectful if possible when dealing with that situation. however, when officers go into a situation where a shot has been fired, they don't know who is armed and who is not armed. they have to use tactics that allow them to make sure that people, when they are moved from one site to another, they are safe. those tactics were employed. the officers, as far as everything that i have heard about the situation and have been briefed on, use the appropriate tactic to make sure everyone was safe. there was some evidence that was discovered during the investigation that led us to not only the fire alarm, which is still on campus, but also to
that individual was that turned himself in and was arrested. >> i -- my understanding is after the lack -- after the lockdown. that is when the juveniles came out. correct me if i am wrong. that is when i have been told. at that point, that lockdown was quite a while and he had the gun and you had juveniles and some. i am asking what your take is on that in terms of that with their privacy. >> privacy is always an issue. but the fact of the matter is, there were shots fired and until you have a situation resolved in the classroom searched, the officers have no idea if it is one gun, two guns. >> i understand that but this was after all the lockdown was lifted. after all that. i'm more concerned about that point when there was a crisis or that part of it was done. >> if i may interject, i watched some of the news coverage on this. it was obvious the officers were making an effort to protect the
miner was brought in custody and they were concealing him. the problem was there were news helicopters that were filming it from above. whatever the officers did wasn't going to prevent the act of it -- identification of the suspect was wearing the 40 niner gear. i did see that on the news. it is not with the officers, it is a news coverage of. >> i was aware of the news footage as well. to your question, commissioner, whether we were appropriate in the tactics that were used, my assessment is we were appropriate in the tactics. these are very dangerous situations. there is tactical measures that have to be taken to make sure that everybody is safe. >> i understand that part. thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. commissioners, i am currently assigned to the train division. but i'm here to report on the
officer involved shootings investigations and the current status in the previous piece. just a review of material that has privacy been distributed, and i believed tom has it on the table here. there are a couple of things that relate to us that are given out every time we give this report. one is some documentation. internal documentation including a letter that is written to the commission. and some summaries of the involved incidents. those are on the table following a summary of the business conducted, with some detail and specificity. in addition, there are copies of internal memos written through the chain of command of internal affairs that covers the snapshot of the status of the officer involved shooting investigations where things are, at the moment, at the time that the different
memos are dated. the memos that you have would be dated july 30th. that was a snapshot at the time and preparation and whatnot. we will be talking about the second quarter, 2018. there were five cases that were wrapped up and two that were presented to the final review board. we will talk about each of those briefly. again, in the documentation, a little more information about those. by 1504 occurred st. patrick's day, approximately 7:00 pm. around the area of van ness and pine street. and in that one, plainclothes officers were conducting an investigation regarding a reported stolen vehicle.
when officers walked up to the parked vehicle, the suspect accelerated from them and attempted to force their way through pedestrian and vehicle traffic. the suspect drove onto oncoming traffic and onto sidewalks and round numerous stopped and occupied vehicles. during this, two of the officers fired at the driver, mortally wounding her. the recommendation with regards to the use of firearm in this case was in policy. there was also a finding that the officers were not properly equipped at the time of the incident. the chief has recommendations. some additional notes from that, adds that were points of discussion during the meeting, the firearm policy was revised after this incident, effective 12, 21, 16. to prevent -- dust prohibits the use of a firearm -- a prohibits the use of a firearm of an occupied vehicle.
training has been modified accordingly. that use of force has been delivered to our members. the officer involved shooting 1507 occurred october 15th, 2015 at noon. eighth street near market street in this one, two uniformed officers were flagged down. this is regarding someone throwing bottles at cars. the two sergeants contacted the subject who physically, suddenly physically attacked the sergeant -- sergeants nearest to him, causing the sergeant some injuries and a violent take down the suspect pinned to the sergeant and drew his firearm from his holster and pointed the weapon at his face. while the injured sergeant struggled for control of his firearm, the second sergeant fired at the suspect two times, fatally injuring the suspect. recommendation to the chief was that the use of firearm was in policy and chiefs got confirmed.
in additional notes, one of the things that was determined in the course of the investigation was there was a vulnerability identified in older generation holsters previously issued to patrol. all officers not equipped with the proper holster where then order to exchange their older holster for the more secure model now deployed. this was at their mandatory firearms qualifications. the officer involved shooting 15,008 occurred october 24th. 8:00 am. and the shooting was at the egress point on the main gate of treasure island. in this incident, a marked vehicle had been stolen in the marina district and officers searched for the vehicle citywide. the vehicle was reported ramming vehicles throughout the city and causing accidents on the citywide rampage. the suspect was located while
entering treasure island and the pursuit was initiated. two officers began to prepare a roadblock at the main gate, during that time, the suspect doubled back towards the officers. the suspect accelerated in the direction of the officers before swerving towards an occupied bus stop and driving on the sidewalk in the direction of civilians who were gathered over by the seawall in that area. that you officers that had been trying to establish the roadblock fired two rounds of the driver. they struck the vehicle but did not hit the driver. the driver continued his flight, crashing his vehicle further while he tried to get back on the bay bridge. after a short foot pursuit, he was taken into custody. the use of firearm recommendation was in effect, excuse me, in policy based on the policy that was in effect at the time. one of the officers was
determined not to have been properly equipped. chief scott concurred with the recommendations, and again, their prohibition of firearms, using a firearm at the occupant of a vehicle in the vehicle is the weapon, that policy has been enacted since this incident. officer involved shooting 15,010 occurred december 2nd 2015 around 4:34 pm. around the 2900 block of chief street near fitzgerald. and this one, officers were searching for a suspect to stab someone and they had located the suspects near third. this was near a busy bus stop. numerous officers responded and set up a perimeter and attempted to contain the suspect within the perimeter. he refused to drop his weapon and a succession of lethal force options were deployed without
success. the arm suspect attempted to leave the perimeter, heading towards one of the officers who retreated as the armed suspect near the officer, five of the officers fired at the suspect, fatally wounding him. the recommendation was that the use of firearms in this instance was in policy based on the policy in effect at the time of the incident and chief scott concurred. additional discussion at the fdr be, the use of firearm policy was revised, again, december 21 st, 2016. training including a range, ao, advance officer cpt, continuing professional training. it has been modified and the use of force delivered to patrol that incorporates the i.t. concepts and with a greater emphasis on de-escalation. there were other things immediately done after this incident including a short-term bayview station where it was no longer a training station.
that was sorted out. but the department has sent a response and develop training with respect to field tactics and see that it incorporates the i.t. concepts. and then officer involved shooting 17,008 that occurred december 18th, 2018. approximately 1:25 pm. it was on the location of hilltop mall road in richmond. in that one, an officer who was the subject of an internal criminal investigation, during, the officer had been the subject of a criminal investigation and during the execution of a search warrant related to this investigation, a traffic stop was acted out. in conjunction with internal affairs. during a traffic spot -- traffic , he shot himself fatally with a personal owned firearm.
any time, even a self-inflicted gunshot wound is examined as an officer involved shooting. in this case, the recommendation was that you did this use firearm was not in policy. one of the things that came out of it was the fdr b. did direct review of a warrant service matrix which had been using -- used in this instance, just to make sure it is properly assessing the situation when the subject of a warrant is a police officer. there is a review of that. the death review board, there were no investigations presented in the quarter. just in terms of the status of open officer involved shooting investigations, as of august 14 th, 2018, one this presentation was prepared, there were 14 open sfpd investigations
since i last appeared in front of you, which was april 11th, 2018, to discuss the status of the cases, we heard significant milestones are places where cases are. we have two new investigations that were opened. it opened may 11th, 2018. nine cases still have active criminal investigations with the sfpd or the d.a.'s office. this is as of august 14th. three of those cases, of those that are criminal, at three of them also have an open medical -- an open investigation with the medical examiner. we did receive, during that time
, one of the outstanding medical examiner reports and we received one from the contra costa eat corner -- contra costa corner. we did receive a charging decisions in three cases since i last presented to you. that was four for 15,010 and 16 -- 16,001. it was dated july 24th, 2018. that is a snapshot of where we are. i wanted to update this lightly today, just because we expect to present at the next meeting. 16,003 is being readied for presentation.
17,001 has ongoing criminal proceedings related to the case. 17,003 and 17,004 are being prepared for fdr be. at 17,000 has an active criminal investigation and final homicide and the final admin ports are being prepared for 17,006 and they have active investigations for the remaining cases listed. that is where we are. >> thank you, sergeant. that is a thorough report. for members of the public, we are using terms like fdr b. which is firearm discharge review board. if you could tell the public, who is on the review board a little bit about the process and report out on these different incidents and we hear that they are in policy and some things have changed as a result of
these incidents. who is present and how does a policy and of changing? >> yes, sir. the firearm discharge review board is an executive review of the completed investigations. internal affairs does a summary report that includes our own administrative investigation as well as the criminal findings and presents that to the executive review board, which would include the deputy chief of administration, airport, field operations and special operations. they review and consider the findings. in addition, a police commissioner's presence and d.p.a. is represented. police academy training division is presented. the risk-management captain, the officer in charge of internal affairs division, the sfpd range master, and to the internal
affairs investigators who prepared the summary report. the findings of the investigation are presented. there is a powerpoint. in each case is delved into. all of the confidential reports, photographs, all the confidential pieces are distributed to members to consider and read and dig down into the investigation before the presentation. then the presentation is given and the board kind of discusses the recommendations with respect to all in policy are not in policy findings. internal affairs, as well as anything else, that they may deem necessary and appropriate. >> for the record, the police commissioner that is present, and him both of these, there was two members of the d.p.a. present, we are not voting members. we do participate in a conversation, the questioning,
and making recommendations. the voting is done within those with the experience and expertise within the police department, correct? >> yes, sir. it is an internal review before the case is finalized and presented to the chief to really make his final say. at the end of the day, the way that we are set up is the chief has the final determination on the findings. >> having been there, it is a very robust conversation. it is extremely thorough. and some hard questions will get asked. >> yes. i wanted to no kak for out of the five cases you presented were from 2015. the fifth case was from 2017 which is a self-inflicted gunshot wound. why are they taking three years to come before the board? what is the delay? >> we had a backlog. i would say, within three quarters, probably 2426 cases. something like that.
in fact a couple of my coworkers are right here behind me right now. they are with me and going to training. there are three investigators. the chief gave us a directive. part of what we had been doing before was waiting for some kind of finding in the criminal case. we wanted to have a determination with regards to that because that does factor into the considerations on the admin side. there is a dependency on that. but we went ahead on the d.a. side, they accelerated their process and they're getting things turned out a lot quicker. we have streamlined certain things on our side. once we have an idea of where the criminal investigation is landing, we are working on getting these things finished up with regards to -- we have other cases. there are other cases from 17
that have been closed. a self-inflicted investigation, for example, i want to say is easy but it is a lot less complex. in that case, the turnaround times by the criminal investigators and the coroner's office were significantly faster we were able to -- in terms of our workload, it is a measure of where to put the resource. we get something off our plates and we are anxious to do that. like i said, there are five more cases that will be presented. we really whittled down to where we should be. >> because out of the eight cases that occurred in 2017, the two that were actually completed were officer involved, where the officer accidentally discharged -- >> less significantly, there's
less complexity and less dependency on that. at the end of the day, administratively, it is very clear cut. >> the indicated earlier, he finally received the medical examiner's report. is a year later that you received this report? >> 17,005, yeah, let me look that one up. >> it took a year for the medical examiner? >> typically it is a year are sometimes longer. we have outstanding cases. sometimes, you know, -- right now -- >> if i would like to interject, to give you a historical perspective, used to take two or three years to get these cases to the firearm discharge review board. the police department was wa