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tv   Police Commission 51816  SFGTV  May 21, 2016 5:30pm-6:31pm PDT

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>> thank you, everyone and thank you for joining us on this
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round table discussion about our plans to reflect in our budget please reform support as well as public safety and violence preservation this morning, i'm joined and say thank you to the president of the police commission commissioner president loftus that are speaking on the topics of police reforms the commission is leading and i've succeed her and chief suhr to present a package of reforms not only the mario woods but the other police officers shootings and how to do better in terms of having less lethal preechz to those situations and subtle keep your officers save and the public safe and also evolve around the same thing it of life at the
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principle center of our discussions i also want to say thank you you'll hear 23 reverend brown from the in that naacp to being here and the president of our african-american advisory group advising obvious on the police reform and ongoing work their involved in on violence preservation i have also allen and known as aj our director of our rode map to peace working closely with us pertaining on violence prevention and brad who is your case manager for a program called ipo interrupt and predict and oversees one of my pillar
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programs i introduced as a result of con verlgz with a lot of community groups to help to have felt in the community and not just in the stature of the police department but more police and investing in our communities to make sure that we have a horrific approach to violence preservation and the training and jobs and trauma are interruptions, and working with families through the health department. >> human services and the family department so they'll all be joining let me begin by assessing again that these police reforms mr. farrell in the light of the shooting of mr. woods the outcome and the strong input by various community
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groups the need to look at everything we're doing and our approach to both keeping your public safe and having less lethal force so having to make sure that our officers are without bias be that implicit or intentional we provide them with training and tools to make sure that we're abiding by and adopting if not embracing those reforms that are at the heart of every major city in the country and one he worksheet to be ahead of and engaged in as i said earlier i asked in light of that we be provided and the chief and the president of the commission has respondent very well with the pageant of
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reforms we have agreed only adopting and at the heart good part of that to make sure we have the resources to implement this in a serious way we have appropriate oversight 2, 3, 4 making sure it is transparent and that's an honest approach that is one that had been adopted not only by the commission not only by the management of of our police department but every officers to respect those reforms and make sure their implemented that's why beer working with a number of community groups in order to make sure this it is transparent and it begins with identifying those resources today, we'll also at the fwip of those conversations with the department of justice as you may know i have invited without condition the department of justice and in particular we
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wrote and talked directly with the highest law enforcement office in the country the attorney general lynch and invited and asked to look along with the u.s. department of justice cops program both sides with there they twoish and had the reason with a look at patterns and practice or do a thorough investigation and review of everything this is going on with our department by way of policy, practices, patterns, trend, training, transparency, accountability in their own determination thus that's why we'll keep the option open for pattern and practice investigation they're looking into the officer-involved
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shooting incidents but as a parallel they have determined that they want to putter their resources and attention into a full cops review which is a review of all of our programs within the police department they are looking at each and everyone of the recommends and their adding to it as of yesterday the announced the first review of those reform packages and have guven us early indications of trends or areas we ought to be focused on i also want to say this is as well i'm aware of and he will no less than our president of our commissions looking at a detailed way in the da blue ribbon commission report i haven't had a chance to look at it in there will it is orchard
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and preliminary i look forward to read the entire report and give my gut with the continued input from the community members and the advisors group we are especially working closely with, as well as cops review, and any other reviews that might occur outside of the two or three investigations ongoing today is about now and then a package of budgetary approaches to making sure that while we are announced those reforms we're putting the serious levels of resources in and as you may know we it do too year budgeting die we are making sure that our bucket for the next two years reflects some 17 and a half million dollars dedicated to police reform and violence preservation in the next two years for the police department
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basically broke down into 3 buckets, if you will, the bulk is 11 and a half million dollars reflects what i have truly believe to, something that keeps our city safe it invests in the right things that's your major violen violence prevention program within that programs they lack the road map to peace the imp the interrupt of trastania practices that might lead to more violence and studying very closely with the 4uk9 is with community-based programs to make sure we follow-up nominal with traumatized families but also with risk kids people we know having study this over and over
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for many, many decades we kind of know the attributes of challenged families are in the city we conceive know from statistics where there's going to be more violence those conditions that we studied usually lead tee higher levels of violence pause dispute resolution, support in the community for alternative transportation to violence, even basic saying there is an alternative to entering into on a daily basis those violent consortiums can be met with appropriate follow-up to traumatized families making sure that the next kin the retro bugs the part of champs that occur with any shootings in the community or violate acts not
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only do we interrupt those patterns but offer them alternative transportation to that and engage that very sense of dialogue minus prospective by eve alternative transportation that's 11 and a half million dollars worth not just the tighten but the appropriate interruptions but the follow-up to these families that are traumatized that to be able to seek alternative transportation to resident buttocks and seek alternative transportation to the kinds of things and patterns and practices we know if we don't pay attention it gets worse and a lot of has to do with with young people has to do with with a lot of ways in which we are able to engage dialogue with our
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youth and say look what's happening in your life you feel your only option to respond with a violence or ingratiate something that happened years ago if we offer alternative transportation to that oftentimes it takes a lot of focus on following up with families that are hurt that are traumatized and don't see a lot of the ongsz and on to day to day basis the people that folks trust whether health advisors or advisors or public housing residents or welfare or day to day contacts with people in helping them finds jobs and alternative transportation and have to keep that positive dialogue going as an alternative is both necessary appropriate,
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and one that i on intersections prohibit my personal values to talk people into convincing them and providing them with alternative transportation that their families will encourage those individuals that might fwaej in the activities to have considered those alternative transportation we also do that in collaboration with our police department sometimes our officers are engaging that discussion and they might not be the front line people but sometimes that he are they can actually is in follow-up to their investigations they say hey families are hurt can we get our crisis intervention teams and peep on the ground to talk in a very culturally competent way to bring the families into the fold of trying to help them
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and this is where both trust is built but also the conversations their alternative transportation this is 11 and a half employed of 017 commitment on involuntariness preservation and reforms another bucket of the two year bucket commitment is a very focused on the police reforms we've articulated a good part is training of the officers part of page that commissioner president loftus will speak in detail training our officers with the leadership of not only the chief and command staff but with the commission to oversee those programs that focus on didn't bias and focus on programs that makes sure that the training is embedded in our officers, making sure they center the tools and equipment and the other to do this
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actually done and in this we have not only didn't bias training but have basis programs that leads to what we often refer to as in terms of avoiding the kind of connotations that led to violence or the prospective of integrating the lethal force has to do with with retraining of our officers in ways in which they are geneva the time and distance and protect themselves and public and fwaej in a principle of as a sanctity as a principle as well as maneuvering that they can give themselves the opportunity to look at other alternative transportation that might lead to less lethal force on the streets this is for this is at the heart of our relationship
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with our a.m. advisory committee they so you get the need for retraining of this it also gives someone last week officer chaplain the head of the new training the opportunity to train properly as a new deputy chief of the kinds of programs that will yesterday in the officers to get the appropriate training and particularly those engaged in crisis intervention and first responders to the calls to help that opening statements are engaged under a situation that might be turning into some 1r0i7b89 connotations be it wven the community and oftentimes the officers are called to present that from happening and the last budget, if you will, is slightly under
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$2 million about $1.8 million package is something that everyone including our advisory group your package reforms and all the consultant groups put in a bucket the accountability everything should be done that transparencyly and deliberately but also there's a followup that when we announce those things their small business and so dependent oversight there can be an accountable of 2 we believe the accountability can work beefdz up the board of supervisors and the commission and my office and the chief are supporting the expansion and the role of your office of office of citizens complaints we insured
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our chief as they investigate she be given adequate tools and investigative arms to be able to do that and that one $.8 million department for the next two years allows her to increase her staff by 5 investigators four on the ground and one senior investigator she feels not only the accountability will be reflect in her dependent office but other resources we'll be paying detailed attendance to that that is the 3 large buckets, if you will, of the 7 and a half million dollars commitment for the next two years it is necessary that not only to we do this but pults the financial 250ek9d in all the reforms we're seeking and all the priorities we are seeking
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and that again reflects the vails that i believe are appropriate for the city and this is community policing and pedestrian safety and police reforms has to do with with investing in community first if we do that we put the people first that had been our strong guide with that, let me introduce someone that is a strong chlorite and she's holding leave femurs as well as poifr about the board of supervisors and testimony and the details about this this is the president of our mr. johnson commissioner president loftus. >> thank you on behalf of of the police commission we're grateful to the community members activists and leaders that joined us over the past few months we create the path forward we appreciate the resources mr. mayor your ms.
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sonata to continue the difficult and critical work ahead i on intersections we're all clear that is a perfectal moment for the police department and city to make that moment since particular at the direction of mayor ed lee the commission partnered to invite the commission and the chief advisory forum to hold a serious of affirms and what is interesting about those femurs we actually had them led by young people that live in san francisco's most 1r0i7b89 neighborhoods create a conversation how we rebuild and in some cases build the truant officer between that police department and the members of the community it is sworn to serve we're clear that damage has been done to if relationship we ask those young people to have a serious avenue difficult
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conversations everywhere we've partnered with reverend brown to be open and acknowledge what is going on in the way people feel we heard this we heard that your relationship with trust with the police department should not do an on the dislocating in which i live so while many people in the city have a relationship of trust with the police department and many offices working incredibly hard everyday we can't ignore there are communities in the city that didn't enjoy the relationship of trust and cannot rest not that i recall every person in the city enjoys the trust not only with your police department but with the justice system we need to do they know definitely and we share with the mayor we fundamentally reengineer the police officers are equipped to use force and improve training and need to provide additional
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reservoirs for oversight and other we need to invest in young people particularly young people of color in creating inpatients to the future and finally we must eradicate violence didn't and explicit now hearing the needs foreclose the various reforms the mayor asked you us to get specific and identify what resources are necessary to achieve the change i can say for the first time in over 20 years the police commission has opened a revision of the use of force policies the direction that we have been given to emphasize the same thing it of life and sure that officers are trained that in the event they have to use lethal force they have the training and
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equipment to make that the last option there is a growing bodies of work and eves we're pain and suffering not only with the united states department of justice but about the research forum to signify that emphasizing decomplication creating time and distance and keeping the officers and public safe and allowing for time can critically and measurely reduce the use of force there are a number of equipment changes being proposed a number of retrainings, reverend brown is also a component of making sure that community voice is included in our trainings we have partners that work with our mental health working group and family members been in crisis and had interaction to reform how we train officers to deal with people on the streets that
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are in crisis in other words, to do this ambitious agenda additional resources looked like for oversight director joyce hicks is here 9 levied office of citizens complaints a 25 percent increase of staff for the office of citizens complaints is the firnt agency outside of the police department that reports to the commission to investigate boogsz logan's the police misconduct a 25 percent increase in her staff the commission will be dedicated with the policy analysts specifically dedicated to assist the commission in support our oversight efforts in addition as the mayor said the mayor the department and commission has invited the united states department of justice to do a top down analysis of all the policies and procedures of this police department
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at any question they didn't an initial review of the drafts force we were commended for the level of engagement and stakeholders involvement in the process and made suggestions for improvements that will be discussed at the commission this wednesday and directed us to a number of action from the presidents 21st century policing and finding the consideration of isn't it true a serious incident review board to review critical incidents involving the police that incorporates a community member in that process that is something the commission had been looking at and in addition they directed us to the presidents recommending that there be dependent criminal investigations into officer-involved shootings which is something that will came into from the commission so there is a great dole dealing to do the resources allocated today are an important
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step forward it is dealer to make the change we have a moment in the city to come together he reflect the city you're on the side of police or community i know from my time as a prosecutor and police commissioner the police meets the community and the community meets the police i hope we continue this path forward. >> chief suhr. >> i would like to go thank the mayor and commissioner president loftus for their leadership i on intersections that is 2 only right to start this conversation that the lions share of those monies are towards violence reduction as the measurable gapes we've made towards san francisco since the horrible years nearly one hundred homicides and 4 hundred shootings certainly we respectable to make
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our progress and in 2009 steady built been the partnership with the work of the people in the room about members of the government here in san francisco and out of the community the only way to get to a better place we're in this all altercate e teeth at commissioner president loftus said obviously the fact that it's been shaej in the police department and i really want to thank the mayor for his leadership and commissioner president loftus in getting to that place and deputy chief chaplain leading the effort of the principle policing bureau to effect those changes and impact gak those with the phone on and on 0 the phenomenon with the department of justice talking about the recommendations and move forward specifically though with regards tattoos budget on police reform
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the city is investing 4 nature million dollars in initiatives insides of the police department for the next two years and increasing the training and equipment to add the time and distance to emphasize the time and distance in that training so that we have less uses of force to again, you can't over analysis what is fwoong in the national conversation myself and many members are it have been participating about the same thing it of the life and protocol and creating that time and distance is especially with people in the more vulnerable populations with regards to training the department will spend one $.4 million for direct training with the didn't bias we all possess that bias on the other side of the camera and those watching with the need to recognize hue this plays into a what you do or don't do and gaud
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against the lean where that plays into decision you might make sun shining that should be made obviously the blue encourage program a program in san francisco that is described to effect the internal cultural change in the department by emphasizing the level of integrity required to be a san francisco police officers we have that training in place this will build out that bathroom, so cultural competency was represented by commissioner president loftus and certainly with the help of any african-american communities residents forum doing competency training in the academy and advance the recovers or officers with the help of the community in that training and, of course, crisis intervention nearly nine hundred officers and the police in the police department right now training crisis intervention
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and now working on to model that is successfully applied in seattle going garrett's the crisis intervention team approach to entertaining with the person in crisis to minimize the university of california, san francisco that is required to address an event if force has to be used at all officers from the sfpd are also taking trainer courses recently completing with an with the oakland police department on purely justices treating outline people with dignity and replace and bans fact innovate on factors last week race or genders are squall orientation, etc. giving people a change to tell their side of the story in a way that encourages the community members to know they'll be treated with goodwill in the future by ever officers and every opportunity all officers in the san
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francisco police department will receive didn't procedural justice training by years ended working with mickey and h.r. to develop an online class that officers receive in person or online training ongoing annually hopefully forever and in addition there is equipment and from infrastructure that is needed to reengineering this use of force the city will spends millions on capital and training to build the less lethal onto the sfpd and allow for more deescalation and distance and times to support this the department has begun with the department of public works to build a classroom and simulator for the
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team approach to use of force additionally we'll purchase new equipment to decirculates positions and allow them to create time and distance what many officers encounter in dangers situations with 60 shields specialists he know that many people throughout the shelves are on intersections offense weapon they're not to santa fe flexibility to build the time and distance to stop a dangers contact and perspiring 35 guns for the pilot and prelims with the tactical division a widening map that cute of a pilgrim actually device it envelopes the suspect and allows us time to sub due
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that person with or without lethal force and an impact weapon the less lethal depolars of projectiles that will not have a lethal capita as a firearm and then the pilot program one hundred electronic control devices that will be deployed to the tactical and spfldz units that are control weapons we will issue an additional deficiencies to all the patrol cars with the officers that be armed with the electronic control weapon to make sure that these officers are as less lethal as possible and again there are more coming but i have to truly is your budget reflect your priorities and certainly as outlined by the mayor and under his