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to continue the other items 9 through 11. >> okay. >> can i. >> supervisor wiener. >> could i get a summary of motion my essentially or essentially you're taking the puc's budget out of the a s o and tabling it. you're taking the remainder of the budget that's before you today and continuing it to june and you are continuing the appropriation the puc related appropriation to the call of the chair and for after the puc is resubmitted and okay. thank you >> okay. so this is a complex motion on 2, 3, 4, 49, 10 and
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11. >> so we have a motion by supervisor avalos and second supervisor breed. >> madam clerk. >> supervisor mar. supervisor avalos. supervisor breed. supervisor wiener. no. sxhaefl. no. there are 3 i's and two notice >> the motion passes and colleagues, we're at on justice. get to get live >> welcome back to the san francisco budget & finance committee for wednesday, may 21, 2014. my name is a mark farrell i'm chairing this committee joined by supervisor avalos and supervisor mar thank you, mr. i did not know and the sfgovtv covering
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covering to meeting call items 5 and 6 >> item 5 hearing on the budget to create a mental health facility in addition criminal matters involving criminal offensive and the pedestrian safety in the immense in the district attorney's office to hold offender accountable on case progressing and make that be prevent and predict crime. >> thank you very much. mr. da welcome the floor is yours on both items >> thank you with our approval i will do the crime data first, we have a visitor here from new york to make sure i going could a presentation.
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this is a quick introduction the eni can center of technology we're here in california and probable in the world we're in the eir recognizing place we have a district attorney's office that is working with technology that's dictated that informs us to work in unfavorable conditions and, you know, while the city has invested anyone the the recent years for the police department we continue to be terribly understaffed we have a case management system about 10 years old we don't are the technical staffing we would like to have the technical support and the capacity to train people and the capacity to entertain the system the with should be. there's nothing else
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consequences to public safety in general oftentimes we're given the circumstances we're unbelievable able to access information that's probably available to inform the way we make sure b that number one we're going to have the right outcome for the community and the for the offender this is a place in the last two natives have done a lot to lessen the incarceration and this is understanding the circumstances around an offender as well as the neighborhood and the victim have important for us there's a wealth of data we can't access and this we should find essential certainly i do this is not the way to run a more than
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that public safety system in the 21st century. i believe we owe our community a lot more than that one of the things we're trying to do hopefully illuminate for you how business is being done if other communities and one of the community eave looked at there are a leader in this area the district attorney's office i personally spent time there in the last year today, i'm pleased to introduce the person that actually runs the crime strategy unit that's an attorney she made the trip her because she has the same level of commitment to the profession in general. so i want to introduce keri. >> good afternoon good
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afternoon. i'm keri the chief of the crime strategies the malayan district attorney's office i have a power point and i'd like to talk about what we've been doing in manhattan and through the intelligence driven prosecution. so i think this power point you're not - there we go. so when with had a few da violent crime was at the lowest rate in decades, in fact, murders in 2010 we had 70 and one hundred and 98 shootings this year despite that we could do better and what happened pass that philosophically look at the
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way to which i know change the focus we're partnering are in case pd as opposed to now as prosecutors we could reduce crime in our community so to the prosecution and the crimes strategy unit we look at block and block neighborhood by neighborhood and deciding who in our county is driving crime. neons we call it the al co- pan who was known to be a murderer and federal authority couldn't get him for the crimes but got him on tax evaluation. now the way the crime strategy unit works this is a graph of manhattan and our jurisdiction is just manhattan we separated
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it into 5 and 5 prosecutors assigned their paired within american people intelligence analyst the lawyers don't have the case hair expected to be the expert in their area to know who is driving violently crimes and the riveting and to help brian drive down the crime and do the justice. we have one hundred and 10 thousand cases that come from the courts of manhattan every year we're currently tracking go another thousand defendants that's a small portion of the crime drivers that's creating the large case.
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we use the resources we researched and briefed the da on every neighborhood in manhattan we call them hot spots you're seeing a reoccurring briefing so at the end of this briefing obviously, we knew who our partners to be who help drive down the crime and what are the crime elements and the issues we can help to turn the city into a much safer place. and sort of the central nervous system from an intel unit to know when the people you are interested in and when the crime drivers are arrested this is a system we've created in our office with the feed from the new york city police department this allows us to track the 9
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thousand people and react aggressively this is why we're taxing them the da spent money to provide all staff with a blackberry so it generates e-mails and we're is getting. on our black berries. this allows the prosecutor to see not only that an arrest was made but why it was invade and why that prosecutor was interested in the defendant. the way it works a defendant is arrested and fingertips hit albany and their matched with the new york state number and they're identified and if it matches our spreadsheets it is variable information. this is what it looks like it is not able we created this with resources this is why we're
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interested in the person and this one is helpful to look at it shows we no longer by the time let cold cases no longer become cold we believe this vipd individual was an uncockroach stabbing victim so we can reopen that case we created it with new york pd and why he was add and potentially how strong the case. this is what the alert system looks like as you see we're able to nest our interests into folders and sub folders we're tracking all the gunman's in manhattan and where we've identified the person as a confirmed person as a potential gang member this is just as
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important as recidivism so if there's a precinct in our area you can track the riveting and do the right thing on the case. so the way it red all right. system 0 citywide system we can get an arrest notice like in staten island son-in-law symsomeone is committing a crime the patrol gets all the information for that on the xreerts we find out that the target of a shooting occurred in the bronx but we were able to
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get the information in manhattan and they came to manhattan and reinterviewed him we got this system for intelligence gathering 4 gang members of a gang had committed and crime. recidivism one riveting who is xhichlt the crimes and through the criminal justice system we can take a look at his rap sheet and react appropriating. as i said investigating cold cases there's no reason a case becomes cold if we track uncoordinated victims an old stabbing and sfoesht that was not proved at the time it was
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committed that we have hundreds of prosecutors but this information is pushed out to them the crime strategies unit we wrote and completed a share point dissemination model and, seminational the information this is the mothered we've used but allows the prosecutors to said be where the hot spot are and the types of crimes >> supervisor mar. >> yeah. thank you. i wanted to ask ms. cha con about geographically is your crime strategies unit limited to manhattan you said i share information b with staten and others areas. >> our jurisdiction for the staten is just the bureau of
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manhattan but ear set up to track anywhere in the city obviously, we're only a subway stop away from the the queens or we absolutely reach you tell to other agencies. obviously not everybody going back to the semicommunity >> when the da gets up here it's a question of the san francisco city is a small city does that system allow sharing on a bigger level that's the question given the new york and manhattan other boroughs. >> the goal is to work with other jurisdictions and we currently do often this is on a
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manual basis, you know, calling people but the goal eventually is with did pd to have the same level of communication we have very good relationships with law enforcement in the bay area and san mateo and especially marina but hopefully, this will be a one single process. >> mr. cha con how many people in manhattan alone vs. the larger new york city region. >> we have $1.3 million resident in manhattan that balloons to 3 million people from the outer boroughs and new jerry we're dealing with a lot of people we're going about this in an intelligent way we're only getting involved with the
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thousand people and with a hundred thousand case with w and with the city that has over 13 million this is the smarter way to target the people that are hurting our community we spend more time in court telling me we're not aware of someone not being a crime driving that's important when your augusto an injury or plea negotiating if you have some of the intelligence our giving that intelligence over to the judge that knows the individuals they're dealing with in terms of bail or plea negotiation statementss. >> i want to talk about one a example how our model has made an impact that is the way new york city with our outdoor boroughs in harlem we call them
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precincts on 23rd and 25th precinct we had a gang war that was going in 2009. i'm actually showing you one small piece of one small precinct in east harlem we an enormous amount of crime we had dozens and dozens of shootings and shots fired my homicides without driving into all the cases of the unkwoech victim we wouldn't have known that was a gang warlike a dispute on the streets because we used the model we soon realized we having had a gang war you've got mass
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violence going on in the community and no way of prosecuting without the victim. so we investigated this can i force 3 years in april of last year, we indicted 62 gang members we've identified over one hundred and 80 gang members but using the intelligence we saw the ones that were picking up the weapon and had 62 police that's the social networking and jail calls and information we had about each and every one of the violent crimes this year now obviously, we had maps prior but triple that this is an enormous impact open the crimes. simply in east harlem the
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stakeholder group in the crime strategic unit was the most violent area in 2011 and 2012 you see the gang violence you see the prosecution model we did conspiracy indictments regarding narcotics and where they didn't we used our model to understand who of the community investment & infrastructure commission the crimes and did reactive prosecution's now again, it's a shorter period of time but we quadruped that we're in a safer city. i think people are talking about the prosecution model in the east harlem community we meet with stakeholder and resident they're helping us to get camera information and to change at things in their neighborhood
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that help the crimes to exist but we're using the item and the intelligence to drive down recidivist crimes but we're seeing in east harlem a 76 reduction in shootings from 20132013 we're having a 76 percent reduction and 42 percent reduction overall in manhattan by implementing those efforts >> thank you. >> i did have a question that's impressive about reducing the number of shootings next has a tech doom do you see an increase in tech related crimes and does our unit help to focus on those
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crimes. >> right now our highest crime is grand larceny and unattended property and cyber credit cards this is the new way of doing crimes their seeing less risk and less time in jail we're embattling that through the prosecution and doing it with your partner's and got crime analysts that focus on those issues. >> so there's an overlap of gang and organized crime activities in the technology. >> absolutely that's the crime of future. identity athlete and credit cards that's what is driving crime. with her that all in a high violent crime time those were
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not the crimes we could focus on but violently e violent crime is on a decline we attack those crimes >> the recidivists the 9 thousand cases are the high tech crimes. >> that includes everything the recidivists we shouldn't let be getting through the cracks and they shouldn't be let out early they're if they're the persons urging the same technologies. >> the beauty you have having this work it works across the board while certainly violent crime is at the front of the bus we can look at other crimes like prostitution and gambling operations this is a very smart
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way of understanding what's happening they neighborhood level and lincoln things and connecting the dots and have a prosecutor that's well-informed. your prosecution is much better today because the work at the local level but there's a lot of people having to talk to one another this is how to do it in a well organized way making sense of the manhattan district attorney's office we by comparison with our small population if we have a comparable unit we'll have 25 to thirty crime 2345689 this way we're asking for 4 people >> district attorney its not only the increase in the
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technology i'm following the press reports and the framing it is new populations o positions will help with the tech sector crime by your saying it's across the board. >> we're trying to do several things beef up our technical capacity to deal with the normal nature of the work and throats crime analysis work we're looking at technically tech crimes we're seeing on increase in tech related crimes in our city preliminarily because we're the social hub of activity for instance, we had the network intrusion to help at the same time, we had another start up their business model was violating the law in protecting consumer information we said you have to stop now and did.
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we were able to do that because we have a level of expertise but on the regular type crimes like drugs or violence increasing we're using technology to communicate there are cell phones and computers and cameras and strike it information be able to analyze it so you can make sense of it in front of an injury is cycle critical. today, we have to have our c i organization to help prepare presentations because there's no technical support for this work >> okay supervisor avalos. >> thank you for the presentation it outlines some issues in my district especially
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in the geneva commercial corridor we have in parts some of our businesses especially those providing substitutes we have a lot of empty store front and not a great different of the spores or stores that serve our population and landlord are not trying to find the person's that will pay the most so we've found there are those store fronts that turn into gaging pits some are upfront and some are gambling that goes on in the middle of the night from thursday to saturday, i, that about three or four like a cat and mouse game it goes on between the police department and the people who are running
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the so-called businesses in the store fronts we have a piece meal approach to help you know how we're going to resolve this problem and nothing changes. we were able to get some of the more observe you can problematic businesses where they have computers and you're going them for online gaging and eliminate it out of 3 of them but other businesses the store fronts are, you know, causing a lot more, you know, problems in the neighborhood. the district attorney's office has been involved and the city attorney and dbi and the police department involved and but we don't seem to have a real full systematic approach we're not
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sure we can have all the resources but i need help the da is here i need help to figure out how to have a strong community city department approach to deal with a systematic problem and looking at it from a store front by store front basis doesn't help i'm reaching out to the district attorney and want the conversations for the strong approach for, you know, this commercial corridor that's, you know, an incredible neighborhood in san francisco but surfer from those conditions >> absolutely and, you know, we'll reach tout out to you for a conversation by specifically the kind of work lends itself to start connecting the dots early open you're not doing the ones
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and twos as an isolated incident and having the prosecutors have the arms and tools to have the understanding this is not only on a isolated incident this may be a way to funnel money into other criminal activities that's what we do in manhattan and hope to do here. >> i can tell you from manhattan that because we're the intel driver with the seminar ada person has spoken i gave you examples of violent crime but we have a huge count fiat ticketing problem we have the times square issues that has low-level crimes