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point. this is a very narrow position of tasers. it's much narrower than anything brought forward before. i guess i'm looking at the working group, the department of justice, i want to be able to give them credit for handling something like this. >> just to take it in reserve, when tasers are raised before, they don't say we should look the entire use of force policy because they are separated out. i'm saying let's work on the use of force policy first and not focus on the tasers. i don't think the magic fix for the problem here. i think it has to do with the attitude and training. >> i think the point is
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very well taken. i think that tasers is a much bigger conversation in the use of force. i think we have to look at the lay of land we are in and as with the conversation with the body worn cameras, process does practices and procedures does matter. with your point there is a danger. if we are not going to talk about tasers and we are not going to hear what department of justice has to say about tasers and talk about deescalation and then this commission is going to vote on tasers. i think there are some problems in doing it that way, every commissioner has a right to vote no, but once the department has asked for this as part of what we've asked which is a reengineering use of force and the department is saying and you don't have to agree, none of us
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have had the time to decide whether we agree yet, that their point in order to get the 15 minutes of time that we know could reduce the likelihood of an officer to use this force, that electronically controlled device that would be part of a shield a part of reengineering it. i think i understand your concern that it distracts from the larger conversation and i would just urge all of us commissioners to use, to be leaders in this conversation and continue to talk about all of these aspects in these orders and we will vote on them one by one and the taser proposal will be included and up or down and everybody commissioner has the ability to say one way or the other. when we have the opportunity of the working group that is going
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to include young people mental health advocates, i think it's a mistake for this commission to proceed. that is reason we are proceeding as we are and i appreciate everyone's concerns. but i think in order to make an informed decision, we have to review this. >> we asked to be a reevaluation of the use of force. there is tasers in there and a considerable amount of taser information in here. the question i'm raising is is are we going to vote on the process on did i miss the vote. i don't remember a vote coming in here. now we have these things and the question are we going to do it the way you want to do it through a committee or
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consider this separately. that's a process issue for me. >> part of what i will say is that the departmental general order actually doesn't authorize electronic controlled device commissioner dejesus. it's a bureau order which actually normally doesn't require this commission approving it. i don't know, chief as to why you structured it that way. i will say part of my job as commission president is to proceed and set up the process in the agenda. that is not a matter of something that we vote on. chief suhr? >> first i don't want people to think that shields were left out. shields are not a force option. shield is defense. it's not a force option.
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the reason this bureau has to come here is because it involved an additional weapon that has not been authorized. it's just like when we change anything it might be a force option it has to come to the commission for approval. again, it's a bureau order for the special operations and not the entire police operation. it has to be in the enforce operation to have it. >> commissioner hwang? >> in mine mind this is an analogy. it comes around christmastime and you talk to your children about sharing and the principal of christmas an generosity and spirituality and all of these things and you give your kid a toy and all of this philosophical stuff is out of the wind and
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they have this toy in their hand. that's the danger of having this discussion. >> that's my point. >> you are talking as if this is going to the entire force. there is a
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specific group. if every officer was getting these devices and not giving it time for the use of force policy to be integrated into the department, i would say oh, my god! we can't do that. we are going to have cameras and this. no. this is going to be very limited. so my feeling is is that it is being introduced as part of this total picture for the department. so let's, you know, i'm doing this same thing that i'm telling everybody not to do. we are arguing something that is not up for a vote. the time we come up for a vote as whether or not we want to put tasers in the policy or not we will take a vote. >> my point, it may not even make it back here. it may not. it maybe like a bill in
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congress. it may not get to the third point, but at least considered by the same body. >> okay. anything further on this matter? okay. chief, would you continue your report? >> yes, as stated in the media, the department in the office will review policies and procedures. we did have an initial meeting yesterday. we med met the san francisco team -- they discussed the collaborative process for listening through assessments in the community where there will be no police in the assessment phase in the department where they will review members of the committee, other departments, other agencies and the commission and their recommendations and
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implementation monitoring phase which where they will give us a list of recommendations you the but they won't wait to give us a list. as they go along if they notice something that could be done better to tell us immediately. they were brought up in the las vegas initiative by the time they got to giving them the recommendations after they had already been moved on. with that, we hope that's also the case here. there will be a core assessment team. that has yet to have been introduced and we of course will have a dedicated command staff member and organizational structure to work directly with the collaborative review process, the 21st century of recommendations and other departments perhaps behavioral sciences because cit will be part of this use
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of force forms, perhaps different directives to modify the policy and prospect to open these orders after 20 years and they were very receptive to look at those while we are going through the process. we are encouraged that this is the right way to go and it will be a lot of work and the expectation of the department will be high and we will meet them. finally before we get to the budget presentation is review of super bowl. everything in the city went well. the department and all the agency and certainly the men and women who put the time and effort. it was a huge event. there were probably well over 1 million people in the city.
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we had very few problems criminally. we had about 8 arrest for drinking at the nfl experience. we worked with the demonstrations to facilitate so people could be heard. there were no arrest at any demonstrations. then the san francisco international airport, the crowds were almost unprecedented. they had an unbelievable amount of private aircraft and they worked down a vehicle checkpoint to prevent any long times at the curb. it all went very well and and they also facilitated arrest and i don't believe any arrest were
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made. >> point of order. let's hear from everyone. >> traffic was an issue all week long in the city. i believe tomorrow the super bowl city is supposed to be completely dismantled and we should be back to normal. with that, i would like to introduce our chief financial officer captain mcguire who will present >> ma'am, if you are not able to follow the rules of order, it will not help. thank you, chief, welcome. >> good evening, thank you, president loft yours, commissioners, good to
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see you. chief. my name is catherine mcguire, the chief financial officer of the department. to start, i want to give you a quick overview and reminder about the process. tonight i will be presenting what is a base budget and minor judgment that will go to the mayor's office on february 22nd and during the period of february and may we will work with the mayor's office on enhancement that are be presented here and additional enhancements that the mayor may feel is appropriate. and then the mayor's office adds a capital and it enhancement by the committee over seeing those sources of funds. at that point the mayor receives the balance budget on june 1st and the mayor that is chance to go before the
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board of supervisors and present the budget of finance in june at which point the board of supervisors will adopt the budget in july. in december, the mayor's office released instructions to cut our general fund budget by an on going 1.5% in each of the next 2 fiscal years. the budget we intend to submit to the mayor's office does not include such a cut. with that. i will start with an overview of the budget. so tonight this is what i will be talking about. i will sort of walk through the budget at a high level, also provide a sworn hiring plan update. i will talk about the expanding police cadet program and we'll also talk about in the context of our budget proposal and what we'll be working with the mayor's office on the
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recommendations from what will be the department of justice's collaborative reform review and president barack obama police reform task force recommendations and i will talk about what's to come about our facilities in the coming year. as you all know our budget is approximately $577 million. on the revenue side, we are supported primarily by the general fund which is citywide fund. the state also provides about $51 million from a public safety sales tax which is a half cent sales tax and that is from allocations and grants from various programs including narcotics and alcohol and licensing enforcement. it includes a total of
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$800,000 and for testing and training and pedestrian safety. the $8.4 million includes in cooperative agreements with other departments is the work that we provide to other departments for policing. >> other revenue in the department includes private donations and private grant. the private donation consist of a private donation for our cadet program which is matched by city funds as well. finally, b funds and -- fee fines and charges and state legislative fees and fines
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which include fingerprinting and traffic fine and that totals $1.4 million and then the other $1.4 million remaining there is included is from the administrative fees we collect. on the expenditure side, you all may know 88% of our budget is represented by salary and fringe benefits. the remainder includes social services primarily for rent utilities, litigation and judgment claims. that is about $6.4 million. it and software licensing about a million and coping and training expenses around $1 million. we also have a budget of $4.9 million for materials and supplies
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expenses. $2 million for uniforms and equipment. about $500,000 each for office supplies, computer and software supplies. our capital outlay $6.3 million, the bulk of which is replacement cars for our fleet and another million for the body camp program. is services provided by other departments represent $47.4 million of our budget, those are primarily workers' compensation expenses totaling about $15 million, department of technology services at about $12 million. city owned facilities and utilities about $11.6 million and $5.5 million and a matter of other services as well.
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so as i mentioned, we provide police services. we provide serves to mta, the port, library, human services agency, treasure island, moscone convention center and public works and bureau. i'm happy to answer any questions as i go or at the end. which brings us to the 88% of our budget which is positions in the department. so as you can see we have approximately 2889 fte's funded in fy
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15-16 and will increase to if more fte's and the hiring plan in the 2017-18 budget and on the civilian side that is adding police cadet and adding body cameras. with that, 2889 police. what we see is about an average of 300 members are in some other status than full duty.
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that brings our total available full duty sworn staff down considerably. so, full duty really represents sworn members who are available to the chief to assign and deploy in any manner he needs. those 300 non-full duty members include academy recruits and airport funded academy recruits and non-other other types of full duty, military, distribute built, administrative leave and family leave and temporary modified duty. this is a plan that will ensure that we get to mandated staffing levels. you have seen a slide similar to this in the previous years and
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seen a slide of full staffing by june and you have seen a hiring plan that will put us at the mandated staffing by june 2017. and in the 3.5 years since the full hiring began we began hiring 27 police recruits. 466 officers have retired during that time. we are always playing catch up. there is another 100 who will retire. we need about 200 more recruits to get to that mandate of 1971. we have a private partnership which we have been able to
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reinitiate the police cadet program and last year we were able to fund 30 police cadets that were frozen meaning unfunded. and we increased that in the 15-16 budget to 60 positions with that public private partnership and all of those positions are filled and they are still continuing interest in the program. so i should have led with this, cadets and college students between 18-25 who attend school in san francisco. as i mentioned there are two pots of money that are approved by committees that over see capital and it investments citywide. so on the capital side we do have multiple projects both at the
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district station that are in progress in the current fiscal year including the mission statement that will match the valencia side of the station and we also have a bunch of roof replacement, carpeting and painting and equipment replacement in areas throughout the city. 16-17, we have e ser 2 bond funds available to the department of $30 million to part of public safety bond packages that have been rolling out to improve earthquake safety around the public safety building. this $30 million will go to making ada compliance and other disability improvements.
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they will improve drainage repair and parks and plumbing and in tenderloin and the range and more comprehensive overall improvement at the academy and the stable. anyone 16-17 we are submitting additional request. those request are already planned and funded. in 16-17 we are also proposing $1.5 million improvement to the property facility that will include, that will triple storage and secure the property better and will also be safer for staff in the event of an earthquake. then i have a question here. two things, one, on the e ser bond 30 million, does that have anything to do with the hall of justice or is that the same bond with anything being done at the hall?
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>> e ser 2 does not i don't believe includes anything for the hall of justice. however there are other proposals going in front of capital for that purpose. >> okay. my next question is, i think referenced earlier the body cameras are coming out of this overlay. is that in this section? >> no, it's not in this section is. last year the funding for that project did go to it. the earthquake committee, however because we are competing with a lot of other departments, couldn't fund it and the mayor's office decided to include it in our operators budget. the mayor's office decided to put it in the bulk of our reserves.
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we are about to go back to the board of supervisors to release those funds and then we'll have another discussion in the july or june. >> hold up is at the board of supervisors? >> there is no hold up. we are good. going forward. okay. >> there is a hold up. the funding will be released in a timely manner. we just have to go back to the board of supervisors to let them know where we are. >> got it. >> we are hoping to actually start growing the body cameras, we are starting at bayview station hoping end of april or may. >> we have to come back to the commission for final vote. i just want to make sure you keep us updated
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on when that will happen. thank you. >> okay. and so i think that the other capital we are submitting is a marine unit dock system for 1 million that will allow the boat not to have to sit on the water which constantly increases the maintenance cost of that equipment. then we have proposed additional it projects continued expansion of the data warehouse. network connectively for vehicle, i'm sorry, network connectivity upgrade for vehicle modems that will allow access to the data warehouse for all the vehicles and citations
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will assist officers in being able to write citations live instead of having to take a note pad back and enter all the information. they will have that resource realtime at their finger tips. >> what's the real cost this that? >> most of that is in-house. i will have to get back to you the amount we included on our budget. >> thank you. so as you know our fleet has been aging for some time and we have been pushing a lot of vehicles in our department. our real best practice would be for a fleet of our size to replace 138 vehicles per year. that's about a $5 million
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investment every year. currently over 370 vehicles have over 100,000 miles and a fleet of 800 are 110 years old. we have a success is of getting some vehicles in our budget. the current fund, 50 vehicles and 23 motorcycles and 2016-2017 budget already included in what we have received in a prior year includes 43 vehicles. we are asking for an additional 76 vehicles and motorcycles in 16-17 to bring us back into a proper replacement schedule. then the table you see here that while our cost are remaining stable is that we are reducing our
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fleet and we are not able to cut cost at all at this point. which brings us to the next piece surrounding budget resource to implement policies and programs towards the goal of obama's task force on 21st century policing around policies and training in the department. we are not just asking for the general fund to support all of this. there is a lot of great opportunities out there. in fact there was one grant rfp announcement just last week called strengthening law enforcement community relations which we will be seeking those funds out to support the efforts that surrounding the collaborative reform review
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and the 21st essentially policing. >> is the policing collaborative review, that's one of the recommendations that is in there gathering data. >> right. i think the force made the relation to doj to providing funds. we are looking for anything web grab. but in the meantime you will see some of the things we are talking about here speak to that data collection and analysis issue. so, for instance, the 21st century talks about
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that and really starts to go towards that. so many of the things that were already trying to do in the department will help us increase that accountability and transparency. so, the doj will be making recommendations as we all know as a result of the collaborative reform review. we want to ensure there is a budget available to implement those recommendations. we'll propose a placeholder for the second year of our budget cycle to do that. then in addition to as i mentioned with respect to the 21st century, with the building effort and
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community engagement, we want to be able to focus on those things. those are the pilars included in that report by a task force. then chief suhr indicated that we need a liaison for this body and doj for implementing the task force recommendation the doj recommendation and really just sphere heading the efforts in the projects that are going into doing all of this work. so, we will be including in our budget the establishment of the bureau of professional standards for principals of policing. they will also over see
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staff inspections. the reengineering of use of force, we are expecting to include to support that effort. training on deescalation and crisis intervention training. a digital simulator for training officers. a lot of when not to use force and when not to shoot. we'll also be including items around less lethal equipment such as shields and range such as targets that turn. meaning an officer can assess whether or not that target is a threat or not. we will include other types of training as well including procedural justice and cultural
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competency and other types of training. all of that will be included in the discussions with our mayor's budget and we'll also expand our existing program and use in community engagement, summer jobs and safety initiative and the technology solutions and to increase transparency with the report are about body worn cameras is a big chunk of that and we are on the way to having those up and running. also better collection of better demographic data in the warehouse to understand if and when there
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is disproportionate alt -- i want to finish with good news. for the first time we have a time line on the replacement of our crime lab and crime scene investigations facilities and the traffic company. so this facility, this new site will be at 1995 evans at toll and. construction will start in 2017 and inauguration in 2019. this goes back to my history with the department and some of you may remember me from my work with the controllers office and working with the crime lab pretty intensely on a variety of things and talking about the crime scene investigations and the crime lab weren't
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collated and transpollination of information happening between the 2 units is a bright spot for the department. so with that i will take any questions you may have. >> colleagues, as you know, we received a letter from the mayor of san francisco asking the department and the commission to weigh in on. this is our opportunity for the budget that is going to be discussed. since we are having this conversation around reengineering the use of force. this is an opportunity to have questions about some ideas. if you have questions now is the time. chief, specifically this is an
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overview, but one of the recommendations that the african american working group made for cultural competency training is like implicit training and wanted to make sure that was a recommendation of the african american working group and this budget would cover a community driven training around cultural competency. >> so if you look at no. 5, it speaks to cultural competency training, under the doj collaborative reform review. >> okay. that is specifically from the african american working group? >> yes. >> great. now in terms of data, i see here 21st century working group, technologies for solutions for transparency. i
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know a big focus of the department is getting better with data and figuring out where there are trends and how we can do things differential. do you have a sense of what this will include? is it about collecting, maintaining and analyzing stop data. so i want to make sure we are putting enough resources behind what it is to have good data? >> yes. if you go to the it projects, citations to the smartphones, we will have citations. certainly by the end of the calendar year. we are aggressively trying to get it sooner so our traffic stop data will be automatically loaded and searchable and retrieval from our warehouse and then additionally on our smartphones we are
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putting 849 b slips given to a person that's been detained. that will be reformatted to have demographic information and lastly field interview cards. those will be in the citation format so when we get to that point, that information will be instantly uploaded. >> when it's on the smart phone, that information will be and we will know it by area of the city? >> yes. >> does that comply with the ordinance? i just want to make sure it contemplates that. >> yes. we will have this information way in front of both commissioner collins due date and that of the assembly bill.
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>> just going back to the pilars. i'm sorry. i will save my questions. commissioner melara, go ahead. >> are you saying in general or more specific? >> this is under? >> it says and more training? >> and more, that was just phrased a little awkward. there will be additional training like the force option training that will now be an 8-hour day instead of a basically 2 hours firearm training and another training that comes across as needed. for instance, we don't have the training to use the shields as demonstrated the way they used them. so, we have yet to find that training. so we have to find that training to demonstrate how we can do
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that. we are looking at whatever trainings we can find. for instance, as we talked about the procedural justice implicit biased training, we want to have an in service training that officers take every year and contracting with chr to find an event with an online training that the officers would take on the odd years. but they get annual procedural bias and procedural justice and implicit bias training annually in person and online. >> because of the implementation, because this is a 2-year budget, what is the target? >> we want to get the entire department trained once by the end of this calendar year and get
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on the schedule starting next year whoever has in service training schedule they will get it in person and the other online and that will flop every year after that. >> because of that i'm assuming that includes parts that the human resources provides for. is that included in there? >> yes, commissioner any resources provided by the department is provided by the department. >> the reason i ask is we have the committee that hr seems to be very limited in terms of the services they can provide certification of officers and the recertification of
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officers has not happened. apparently we've certified officers when they come into the force, but we don't recertify them so we are paying officers that supposedly can speak a second language but we don't know if they do after speaking a language for several years. i'm bringing up here one of the things that i wanted to bring up at some point is working with hr and i don't know if that's going to cost more money to ensure that hr has the services to recertify police officers, and plus training to english police officers to identify
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limited speaking english people and how to work with them. >> i can talk with you off line and perhaps figure out how to make a piece of this ask from the commission. i also want to remind that with the commissioner dejesus, you were asking about how use of force gets tracked. we have a main computer system that facilitates the program and updated to collect to inquire data for use of force information for that legislation that is pending on use of force. >> i agree that's the type of issue to bring up. it's exactly the issues we deal with that came up on the fruff for those issues that were there on the public health issue. i think it's to police interaction but to the
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extent we seeing other issues. this is the opportunity. any information that you can get will include information that it's raised to the mayor and other departments. >> commissioner turman, vice-president, rather. >> one of the recommends by the african americans group was recruitment and how to allocate funds and taking on new initiatives to recruit a more diverse group of officers both i think both at the training level as well as the more
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advanced officers. i have seen and we've also had heard several of the board of supervisors talk about the number of need to increase officers and more officers to do this work. are we taking into consideration in our budget monies to be allocated toward recruiting more diverse officers? >> again, yes, we are aggressively recruiting in communities of color. in fact our most recent academy class will probably demonstrate that as much as any. one of the things that's been dramatically improving our diversity is the fact that we now have all of our testing online. so there is no longer the 2-week finite
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window where people could apply. it's 24/7, 365. we can discuss this initiative. i think we can take a step further. for you specifically as an individual able to identify some of the diverse officer candidates who you brought into the department. i think we need to identify more individuals and find other ways to work with people whose business is recruiting to bring in more officers. that's what i want to get to make sure that some of our hiring dollars are allocated. >> i agree. >> great.
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>> even if we are paying them too much. >> we do want to buildup that akkadary. it's important that it goes in. >> i would like to answer that question. i have to ask. let me approach this. >> elliot louis, representing the method working group. we have a monthly meeting the second wednesday. we met today. we are very much concerned about this issue
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because of the great increase of trainings from about four per year to 4 per year. we've actually been working with our existing faculty based to have them nominate other faculty members. we have a vetting process. if you have other faculty suggestions can you please give it to our working group. actually we need all the help we can get. as we quadruple the amount of trainings, it is a tax on resources. we need help. we need resources. send it our way. thanks. >> thank you, mr. louis. that was one of my questions. beefing up cit because that was one of the meetings we had because ironically
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and the question was what do you all need. those were included, correct? >> yes. i know it's to the extent whether this budget included research on the wellness side on the identification side and it's something that came over again as it's early and intervene in recollection recognition that is a tough job that it has a whole section on officer
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wellness and safety and they specifically talk about identifying officers earlier in getting them help. what in this budget does that or is there improvement to make there. >> certainly there is what we were talking about. but as well the bureau of professional standards and principals of policing as i stated in my earlier comments to behavioral science would be in that organizational structure and the pilar is on wellness, we'll be discussing that and that conversation will take place. >> i said before that moving forward since it has come up and it should come up as engineering is
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new in this department. we should look at the system. we don't know what we need until we look at what we've got. we should do it while this thing is going out. >> chief, one other suggestions is, there is a couple of other suggestions that have come up. one is is to the point that many people made around the engineering use of force. does this budget contemplate or can it contemplate funds for an evaluation of the impact of this reengineering use of force. one of the things that a number of the departments are doing is
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partnering with the organization and evaluating. one thing to build trust is bring in and fund an evaluation of what we are doing and being able to actually share that with the public to the extent that we start to do things differently and there is a different result. that is likely the benefit through that and my question is whether this budget contemplates for that? >> i think the door is is open. i think there is room for everything to be considered and i'm writing it down. >> you questions or thoughts on budget for the chief? okay. one last thing that has come up, i know i have talked to commissioner hwang about it. given the amount of policy work that this
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commission does and has been doing, we have a staff of the secretary, the sergeant, and teresa tong who is heroic. i want to inquire of the commission if we can request a policy analyst. >> with the candidates and controllers office and when we finally select somebody, first of all they got better offers and we didn't have enough to fill that position. i think it's a great idea. it's great to have a policy. we just the didn't get enough funding. we need
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to be realistic to get an idea how much to retain in the city. especially if we are closer to what we had and everyone rejected. >> if we at first don't succeed, try again. >> also talking about this. one other issue that came up at the community forum to have what we do as a commission and we are all -- web driven. i got us on twitter and proud of that sfpd commission handled. but the reality is that people get their information online. another part that i will be advocating and that we get our website is in need of a revamp and that all the initiatives and good work we do should be available in a digital
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platform for policing recommendation. in everyone is good on that. >> we should have a link to sf.gov rather than have to go through the city's website. >> i have to say that at this moment and this conversation is an opportunity to make sure that we are able to do the work that's before us. so i appreciate everyone's consideration and we'll continue as we put this forward to the mayor and to the board of supervisors to ask to fund this effort. i think chief, it's you that said it reflects these values. >> somebody said that first. >> considering all the work you are
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doing, should be on the table and consider what these qualifications should be. >> we worked out a job description. >> anything further on this matter, colleagues? thank you, ms. mcguire. thank you for all your work. we look forward to continuing to work with you. okay. i think does that conclude the chief's report. >> that concludes my report. >> i have a question. just a question about the matter that was in the paper about that person that got arrested after reporting his car being stolen at the southern police station? >> a gentlemen had his car
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stolen. he went to southern station to recover it. per protocol, they run a query on the subject and the car. the person came up with a homeland security warrant. in that back and forth ice showed up at the counter and it was determined by a sergeant at the southern station that he was not going to be booked and when they let him go, ice was outside and arrested him. unfortunately he was restored to his family. they have not gone forward. we have issued an interest natta fair to say complaint.
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obviously that policy will be in this commission. we have reminded officers that we are bound by the city ordinances and not assist with ice's immigration enforcement. >> the idea of not reporting a crime with the fear. >> i have the same concern and took the swift action and moved forward with the investigation and reissued the bulletin that all the officers have all we've ever known since 1989. >> i think we can agendaize when we get to agendaizing future
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items, potentially the need for communication and clearer communication because chief, you communicating that and the discipline and what happened as a result of it, i don't think that's been widely covered. i think it important to communicate with the people mostly impacted with what the policy and the accountability for officers who follow it. >> i think coming from the new agenda item, i was going to ask for a new presentation whether each policy is in line and i was going to ask that you make a presentation where you tell us how they are trained and you explain the bulletin and what they are trained to do. >> sergeant, please call the next
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line item. >> item 2 b, occ directors report discussion item. this item is to allow the o krshgc director to report on recent activities and make announcements. supervisor cohen, press conferences on proposed charter amendments to expand the occ jurisdiction to include investigations of certain officer involved shootings where no civilian complaint was filed,
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presentation of the occ statistical reports, summary of cases received in december 2015 mediation complaints. in december, 2015, adjudication of sustained complaints in december 2015. >> president loftus, i recognize the hour is getting later. there are several items and i will attempt to be brief. the first item is a printed version of the remarks that i gave at supervisor cohen's press conference on the proposed charter amendment tossed provide greater jurisdiction to officers of complaints and officer involved shootings. i had
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discussed it at the last meeting so i'm not going into detail. with regard to mediation, that compares to 2 cases mediated in december 14. th.
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45 complaints. one of that was that our mediation coordinator was on extended leave for about a month. the other is that the number of complaints that were filed with the occ was under 700 in 2015 and in 2014 it was about 725 or thereabouts. moving to the chief's proposed discipline, the chief proposed discipline on 8 occ cases in december in the first one involved an officer who interrogated a subject
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and failed to report an interview . the officer was suspended. the sending case involved failure to properly process property. the property was found in the sheriff's custody but the officer did fail the process of the property. the officer was admonished. and the failure to come to a full stop and the officer was admonished. an officer in a classroom an admonished the driving in front of the students but didn't issue a complaint. the officer did receive a
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reprimanded. the fifth case, involved an officer conducting personal business for his girlfriend and using profane language. the mitigating factors was that this sergeant authorized the officer to conduct some of that business. but then the officer violated another rule by transporting his girlfriend in the department vehicle and notified that he was transporting a female. the officer was admonished and retrained. in the 7th case, an officer used profanity against a dog owner because the dog owner's pitbull started the officer and the officer nearly fell down some narrow stairway. the chief agreed that it was a violation of a rule that
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made an exceptional clearance because of the circumstances surrounding the officers use of profanity and the eighth case failure to collect traffic and that resulted in admonishing and retraining. >> in case no. 6 were the action of the officer retrained at all?
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>> the issue with the officer. i'm driving. i'm doing something wrong and going to teach a class and the police officer followed me into classroom and told me something about my driving? >> there was something more to that. the officer was on his way to work and wasn't in uniform and then went to the station and found a uniform and >> went back to the classroom? >> yes. >> so, i don't want to go into too much more detail as it's becoming a little too specific regarding identifying the case, but it appeared that the officer also lost his temper, and that's what this is all about. >> i understand that certainly we
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have to follow the rules that are around protecting the identity following the law but part of this level of disposition and whyment >> i'm at a disadvantage. i don't have the brief. i can speak to this next week and give you a full brief. >> thank you. my last question is for a while we weren't getting full 85 traffic issues. from a policy perspective, you saw a trend or recommending reissuing along those lines. >> and chief suhr periodically issue bulletins. think expire every 2 years. i'm not seeing a trend. this is there are 8 cases in
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december and in some months none. i think we'll be able to see better when i provide you with the annual report for 2015. >> thank you, director. >> commissioner? >> when we do go to the e citations, this will be a moot point. as soon as the citations are issued, it will be automatically uploaded from a smartphone. moving to january. compared to 6 cases in january of 2015. the case adjudicated and
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traffic stop data officer was admonished and retrained and the officer used profanity. the officer resigned. the officer was admonished and retrained. in the next case the officer was admonished and retrained. and the officer failed to
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complete an issuance of release. that will complete the january report. i will move to the occ's budget. the occ's budget for 2016-2017. is a baseline of $6 million, plus change. most of which is personnel cost 92%. the personnel cost partially fund the 39 positions that occ has, but because of the formula that i discussed before that apply to most city departments. that's the mid-point or
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judgment and attrition then we have to hold back $300,000 in expenditures which equates to about two positions. and, so that means that the occ cannot hire the one in 24 june level investigator in 26 supervising investigator. in the advisory report i discussed the controllers 2000 recommendation and looking at best practices, best practices is that occ investigators having more than 16 cases per investigator. the current case was average case load of 124 of 25 cases. if
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we filled all 1721, 84 cases, the case load would drop to 20. moving to some hiring challenges, i mentionedarily yes, -- earlier there were constraints. and then also our 8126 job announcements and examinations have been delayed because of work load in other departments. moving along but not quickly. these delays will impact the occ's ability to promptly complete this investigation. but if we could not have the
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attrition of formulas waved we would have an additional 481 so that we would reach the budgeted positions that we were promised last year and put in our budget. again, last year we received a funding for an assistant for information technology business analyst but because of delays in other departments, a job examination has not yet been developed. initial steps have been. a major change that i put in this major change that i propose in this budget is in the transcription services which would alleviate some of the investigators work
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load in that they would no longer have to read this into this interviews of officers and complaints of witnesses and summarize them. so we are not currently transcribing the over 1,000 interviews that investigators conduct a year and the process for the investigators that it was determined that officers would not use over time to come to occ interviews. that means that occ investigators or sometimes having to conduct interviews at 11:00 at night. while this doesn't solve this, it is a greater alleviation for the investigators to at least have this
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service. also, the occ has a very small budget, and let me back up on the transcription services. from time to time in our cases we do retain a transcription service in a very large case. moving to contract services for subject matter experts, we have a very small budget for professional services and are asking for moderate increase of $50,000 for that. the occ training budget for training and travel is $7,000 for 39 employees. the occ doesn't get any reimbursement from post the way that a sworn personnel as i
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understand it post it covers occ training cost with occ staff. that just doesn't happen anymore. ask $39,000 increase. we at the appropriate time ask for additional fund to cover the new technology for body worn camera footage evaluation and investigation. the cost of these enhancements is about 10% of the occ budget. also the occ was asked to put forward the 1.5% that should not apply and in the past the occ has not been asked
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to offer or taken and we had to offer it but was not taken and we had $63,000 and it was asked to take. that concludes my budget. >> thank you for the comprehensive and thoughtful approach in this short time period. it's helpful to us as we are looking the entire picture and you know the commissioner asked for information on the body worn cameras and to be fully instituted. i see that you have seen some of the challenges and not just having the dollars available for the challenges for budgeting available. so we will
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be sure to include reference to this and any communications around the mayor's office. commissioners, do you have questions for director? the orientation of occ, on page 2 you, said that the controllers office determined that occ investigation should be completed in 8 or 9 months. that seem too long. i don't know what our best practice would be. but it seems we should try get that down to a 3-month winter -- window. i know you are saying you can't even do that with staff. as per filing a complaint that they are going to be sticking
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around for 10 months for the results. it's going to take so long. should we be pushing for five more investigators to get the case load down. nine 9 months is a long time. we have a process where the complaint is getting the case.
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