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supervisors. >> okay welcome everyone to the san francisco board of supervisors welcome back and thank you all for your patience ladies and gentlemen, we have having at this time meeting as a committee as a whole a joint malia cohen between the san francisco board of supervisors and the san francisco police commission and at this time madam clerk can you please call the roll. >> for the board. >> thank you madam president supervisor avalos supervisor president london breed supervisor campos supervisor cowen supervisor farrell supervisor kim
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kim not present supervisor mar supervisor peskin supervisor tang supervisor wiener not present and supervisor yee not present madam president a we have quorum were to excuse commissioner yee and supervisor wiener seconded by supervisor cowen colleagues without objection, without objection supervisor yee and supervisor wiener will be excused new i'd like to turn it over to commissioner president loftus welcome to the board chambers. >> thank you. good evening, everyone and welcome to to scombroint meeting the police commission and the board sergeant, next item. >> >> commissioner president loftus commissioner vice president turman is excuse commissioner marshall is excused commissioner nakajo's commissioner nakajo and commissioner dejesus
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commissioner wong excused we have quorum. >> thank you sergeant and ladies and gentlemen, just for clarity we will have general public comment at this time and we will then go into our hearing specifically on the number of reports including the blooper report and other reports as referenced in the hearing so if you last week to make comments specifically recommended to the hearing through will be an opportunity to do that as well that is the time for general public comment first speaker please. thank you good evening andrew yip world affairs have key focus on human civilization in process economic comes to a stage of prosperity and executive control 2, 3, 4 management puts business foyers
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in good order of development our life business career strives for success being caution about the problems even in time of security one must having a true obviously of executive actions one must have collect strategies for rich and notable to determine the december i didn't in life that is for the aspire of folks with time to accomplish true benefits of success for - holiness is strurm and virtues are notable and personal nature on to holiness in gradual steps in opening up a wondering business career time of circumstances and purpose from civilization in development by
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applying personal - destiny as with work for the wondering people one engaged if extensive differ phil ginsberg pathway and accident wondering establishment for the organization of holiness and vicious and wisdom and principle that leads people back to public it and for all that will be the business enterprise of having a kingdom god bless the holy kingdom. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> thank you sxooepd and all the little ducks lame and mobile my name is a christopher's i live on 6 and howard less than 40 years from seawall he rise to comment on racism first, i wish you to take note there is at least one white man that has
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tried to start a dialogue on racism that man being my less than humble self-i've worn that shirt my opening statement in the dialogue awhile walking the sidewalks of san francisco for years during that time 2 hundred people an hour seen me wearing that 4 thousand smorg borrowed of customs that make our beloved city and county of san francisco i noticed a few people taking a second look all the people passed its the whitest human being they might see with two professional black guys on it in all that time with the uproar and pain involved that the subject of american he style racism none hallway u saw a comment none had a question none
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no white person no asians or hispanics not one question so members take serious note none really want to have a dialogue about race none no asian-american or african-american and no other europe americans and that is our american tragedy thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good evening board of supervisors commissioner president loftus and police commission i've never spoken here not sure of the premiers i don't know that is general public comment you have up to 2 minutes. >> okay. so can you hear me now. >> i'm here to speak speak about the police commission when you appoint a new commissioners
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pick someone is integrity not outburst for political gain we like a commissioner on the police commission not get their own criteria on the fast track we know about his past commerce of corruption not talk about commissioner wong the judiciousblas loss is the position r police commission gain i can't think on the police commission we currently have i want to propose out to the commissioner president loftus and to commissioner melara since those two joined the commission they finally have gotten moving on the reforms we've been waiting for year ares years and years only a civil grand jury report four officers counted in
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federal court and sent to prison i'm probably living out the transgression got them moving on the reform we've been wait on in years and years and years and propose out to supervisor kim for her editorial for the 4 supervisors even though i'm no progression trying to push greg suhr the head of the corrupt snake and i want if thank you for what you've done and supervisor peskin the grown adult in the room that brought adult inspiration osteo all. >> thank you very much. >> next speaker, please. >> my name is david i am i'm with the san francisco's for affordability unfortunately, i don't have enough copies on
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november 10th i published on the poa arguing their days are numbered as a bullying force for the status quo a week after the trump quake i'm not sure sf can you remember has a partner for reform but julian becomes the attorney general obama's 21st century program upon which san francisco is riling may disappear poas may try to stall on the transformation how will we carry on how will we reform them without a federal partner. >> sir i'm pausing your time this is about general public comment after general public comment we're going to go to the actual hearing weigh reopen public comment specifically on those items. >> let me say that behind me
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other members of the sf poa had will be putting other narratives in front of you. >> in depth. >> we'll go to the next speaker. >> we'll get you help just a second. >> next speaker, please. >> ma'am, in the green shirt anyone else with general public comment please come forward if you're not ready step to the side. >> come forward ma'am, and where is the play button we're going to have john assist you judge a second ma'am, please come forward. >> this is general public comment. >> okay all right. dear madam president and supervisors greetings. i'm a san francisco resident and also a petitionerer reporting to the
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boards represents to the names of the subway chinatown station after rose pack many of us came to this meeting to help you learn about the other side of rose pack how she discriminated on behalf of the chinese government here in san francisco following our public comment many people came to us to thank us and found out what is this some inquiry from supervisors users so with you obligated don't bet let you know the answer directly is deeply rooted in chinese history and culture it is comprised of 5 experience one of them is meditation, however, the effectiveness of this practice didn't lie in the physical movement it has to do with with its principles of this
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experience which can be smiermd in 3 words truth and compassionate and tolerance one wonder who practices old people can sick people not quite so as the in fact, practitioners came into from from all walks of life no pattern what type of people practices whoever embraces the principle of truth and compassionate and tolerance what about a practitioner and thank you thank you per sir, are you ready or need more time. >> we're going to let the other group and then. >> next speaker, please. >> thank you madam president supervisors and law enforcement officers thank you for the chance to make a public comment i'm chris a resident and maintained san francisco office for the past 20
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years most recently in chinatown revolved with a high tech companies and spoke to you before on the topic of naming the chinatown subway station like 0 answer the questions about having fawn gone so you can better understand the people that are commenting on this i met the fallen gone prisoners and saw the experiences and touched by the way they touched people in a vicious prohibition i started the practice no money involved it is completely free i commissioner wu that was a very good practices he can tell under h from the kind of compassionate people of all races in all countries practice this i
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benefit at one point my myself separated 5 years ago she have her cancerous thyroid removed they read john the block that we read turning the law wheel and starting practicing the dr was shocked she didn't need treatment thanks to fallen and gone definitely changed our lives for the better we hope you get a chance to learn about fallen gone mediation. >> next speaker, please. >> and good afternoon madam president and congratulations on our win my name is felicia with seiu 1021 i'd like to applaud the board of supervisors on up to date this and applaud supervisor cowen for indicating
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and making amendments to look at the total impact of the development and specifically in hiring with the trades here in san francisco. >> ma'am, i'm pawing our time that appeal is in the to be spoken about that had it's public comment i thought that was general and keep our comments more general don't moreno enumeration the foil appeal. >> let's mention the trade unions in san francisco they don't hire minorities and not sufficient black and latino workers going through their apprenticeship programs for them to come up here and say oh, because we're trying to get something for million dollars corporation to come into a latino area and say oh, we'll put latinos to work that is really disheartening i hope the board looks those things when you look at the total impact how
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the hiring processes are a minority of here in san francisco that's we're not getting jobs here in san francisco. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> (clapping.) >> before the next speaker begins i'll state a rule pro bono applause a vocal expression you're welcome to use our supportive fingers continue ma'am. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> hello madam president and the board of supervisors my name is allowing young nearly 70 years
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old seeing me you'll not guess i was at at late stage of cancer patient with a slew of other illnesses. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> not just that in 1995 i had symptoms of indicator cancer the dr told me 3 months to live during the painful time of my life i combrntd the folks by
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accident. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> i thought they were very good i took out a medicine active experience active learning experience with symptoms and the pain slowly went away my spirit were up 6 months a mere 6 months later i changed from being unable to walk on any own and needing my husband to support me probation officer being able to ride a bicycle and take care of my granddaughter. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> from now my heart was filed with happiness and so happy to be alive i was able to have a
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new life after that, however, the chinese communist parties i was arrested four times and forced to denounce my faith isn't that asking me to die that was the reason i came to america. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> now i have practices this for over 20 years been in the united states for over 5 years my body has been very heath we want to tell everyone it can benefit the mind and body and hope you'll not be deceived by
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the chinese communist and get to know this personally thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> >> (speaking foreign language.) >> hello madam president and the board of supervisors. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> my name is hone i used to be a head nurse i came to the united states 20 years ago in 1997 and learned about fallen gone and impressed by it's broad
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and profound teaching he practiced that the electronic illnesses and vera course veins magically disappeared . >> (speaking foreign language.) >> now i not only take care of my own mother by my parents in-laws going on 80 years old is not easy to live together owe
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follow the truthfulness and tolerance and always put them first to fulfill my dedication teach people to be good. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> nowadays we get loan and support the practices and pie participation in the activities to let people know about the chauvinism the chinese communist parties prosecutor and extended to san francisco i hope the board of supervisors does not
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surrounded other chinese communist pressure or in the name of economy i hope our country whether uphold san franciscans including fallen practitioners rights thank you. >> thank you thank you >> next speaker, please. >> dear board of supervisors as you can see many different people practice fallen gone is common they are always go by the pertains of truth and compassionate and tolerance that is essentially a practice that teaches people to be a better person after being reenthd from modern 10 years we recently applied to join a chinese new year parade to be held next february 9th chinese chamber of commerce will ask his our application just two days ago on sunday we took part
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in the veterans' day parade they were a marking band were welcomed we the organizationers this is what the grand marshal and organizer of the parade said to our band. >> you've the greatest band i've ever seen. >> (clapping.) >> and you know you may not be welcomed some places but you're welcome here. >> ii just i cry maybe i've almost to grateful to you beautiful instruments, your
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music is beautiful, you're a one thousand percent not 100 percent you should be poured to be part of that organization and the culture you support and i thank you all. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> this is typical of what we heard when we attend many, many parades in the country people welcoming. >> thank you, ma'am. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> sorry for any delay in getting in set up. >> we'll take the next speaker. >> we're good. >> supervisors and commissioners supervisors and police commissioners i'm the how shall derrick was with a scenario familiar to brown and
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black in 2012 officer josh was a rookie cop with the sfpd profiled too young teenagers that are walking from mcdonald to the deposits o bus stop at 7:30 with a lot of local residents in the gas station and driving by he swooped into a fuel gas station demanding to know why the teenagers were walking through the implication derrick was scared 15 years old and tried to run away the officer escalated did situation that resulted if an conviction of derrick 49 seconds from start to finish, of course, the da backed up the conduct and officer josh no accountability all over the place in consequences the young 4-year-old that was with derrick
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has been derailed in his life with the officer although da of san mateo uphold the conduct the family received a sizeable settlement what does that tell you. >> thank you >> next speaker, please. >> this is a transportation to demand management before delores heights in view of was killed the cop was on the radar as a bully type of cop without being on probation a south san franciscan said police detained him in a search and valuables were taken and subject to arrest and a 5 day stint in jail when in fact, not on probation who was the defendant won south san francisco high school student
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said the following about cop the cop he worked for south san francisco police department and would i'm kill you one day the scald accused me of selling we'd the officer went to veggie take me in with room and gets in my face him and me in the room i hate the kids on your side of city he says i'm going to arrest you bishop as one f'ing day he got mad he had nothing on memo me was 15 at the time what is clear that officer ca bells continued sisters two regular to escape the notice 6 community and not escaped the notice of
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the south san francisco police department or the san francisco police department. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> an oak investigator. >> ma'am, that is about general public comment not about the hearing we after general public comment. >> every time i've stood at the. >> we're limited to two minutes. >> ma'am, you're welcome to have the comments but. >> you signal me out. >> ma'am, please make our comments. >> you took off 3 seconds i'd like them back. >> a ocii investigators believed to look at a pattern of abuse not no fair it is a review of the way they did their job in
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one incident we provided our findings to the cheech the chief what look for an early intervention system who looks and determines a pattern the following are additional comments made by the comments of two officers josh and anthony as long as tony is the vp of the pee pee on february 1st, 2016, officer sfpd got physical with the protesters and blocked a way to the superbowl city the only officer with a splintered battalion they have a reputation for being violate with mission district youth ask around july 27, 2016, ca bell with sergeant montoya were at the station to how shall jessica williams a reporter from the
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hills inquired why they were there since there are from the mission district and the gangs name was choked with ca bell named as his killer later that reporter said crowd dispersed but joked about being famous. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> maria is a woman that works at carson. >> hi maria a woman that workers an international organization that empowers the needs of immigrant and other underserved sf bay families she received last week employee of the world and maria
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had an encurrent with the officer after they parked her car and getting a bite to eat with her husband and cousin asked for the ids and why they're detained he indicated they were not so they preceded to the restaurant upon returning to the car and arresting here husband as driving on a suspended license later on the judge threw out and said here husband right was violate he was not driving treating at all and a thirty day hold put on her car the officer was mad he knew who he was and what he did in the mission and maria filed a complaint with over williams the
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complaint included the officer ca bill and how he has them people of color went to mediation no complaint ghins the officer and an ass anonymously bill she had to pay back. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good evening with san franciscan for police forgot and the foundation and here's the cased of you're working by the initial of j a young woman in her 20s was filming a protest in the mission a few months ago grabbed by officer cappibrillo and and shes
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injured by mistreatment and hair pulled out of here head with asking him why he had pulled her hair for 3 blocks or more he condominium i liked it and he thought she liked it, too. >> she will be filing her complaint she's filed a complaint part of ventilations is the physical trauma involved in physical attacks to effect the results the profound psychological element forever young people not arrested or beaten by a cop. >> withank you.
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>> next speaker, please. >> supervisors i was here when he cloendz the issues and worked on the formula retail legislation now here high son a victim 6 blood alcohol brutal that is like - i'll not say my husband his name in public he did a painting as a view from the window and read a statement from the aclu the officers who assaulted me were unprofessional and their barf was do you know right malice not all police officers do terrible things but the ones cast an ugly shadow on the rest of the sfpd they share the uniform the experience three hand of the officer was
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dehumanize ingress and scared me in multiple ways u ways i was vinyl beaten and forced to stay up in jail i had to wait hours to call my family that incident effected me physical wellness and my work sadly this is not the first incident as the same individuals harassed and terrorizing innocent victims in the city i'm disappointed with the reprehensible action of the officers that should be protecting the community in the barf they engage from the people who's job to enforce the law with no bias shouldn't be immune and those officers that assaulted my son should be he will,able. >> i'd like to let the folks know we have a senior
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investigator from the office of citizens complaints so you can follow-up with that representative thank you. >> can you put the slide show back now. >> after montoya beat my son in a manner my son asked why he was arrested montoya said you're wearing the patent we know numerous occ complaint that are filed civil suits take into account what that did to discipline officers and how you spot patterns in the paper logs like the following since the civil suit the alumni has been promote to public information officer cab brill what will the commission do to hold the police officers accounta accountable a
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hiring practices did police officers bill of rights virtually insures that kind of pattern of abuse a legally protected for the officers so their superior commanders can't discipline them one of the few points to stop cab brill he was hired into the san francisco police department where they can impose a higher standard in particular, the office of record - encourage the department to look at allows reliable forms of information they've been legally prevented from keeping records about the officers action.
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>> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> the last time i made a mistake and said that christ rode the donkey into it was the fourth year the 7 year cycle but talk about more importantly judgment day doomsday the clock is moved to 59 minutes i can't say when christ will return the only previouscy in the bible said the financier is daniel chapter 9 there will be 70 years which end on the sabbath year we're in the is an go bath not rosh hashanah we're still in that my questions are you saved really in jesus is coming back in the last day 6 sabbath year
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we have two weeks i know that sounds like crazy but this is the biggest event of all historical if so this judgment day i guess - i'd like to read this now in christ be preached that he rows from the dead how say some among you no resurrection felt dead if in recess rex instruction of day e dead in christopher be not risen we're found out as false witnesses of god we've testified god he raised jesus up first, the dead rise not then is not christ is not raised your yet in our sins there maybe your fallen asleep only this life we have all men are most miracle by now
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christ is the first fruits and. >> next speaker, please. >> i'm sure everybody is happy with the election and because people vote doesn't mean had he vote some of the worst people are coming down the pike in our federal government and this sitting on the state government two of my favorite people supervisor wiener why don't i like scott wiener he's the enarable letter of the men that represented me, i'm a survivor of domestic violence is sfpd was effective not 100 percent effective i had an attorney to file a protective orders and
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constantly it was costing, that was difficult and any attorney on by domestic violence turned out to get beaten himself by a police commissioner julius it is your duty man how does a police commissioner to supervisor the ethics of san francisco police department when we himself bat elders his spouse and meth was involved in that fraergs if you're against drugs i did refresh your memory i'm one of the most recruitment in the having year history i question when you get a batter and a supervisor who endorsed him who took his endorsement to run for
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office what a cesspool of people that get into this chamber and go on to higher office someone's o sometimes the person that didn't win is the most humane i appreciate all the hard work to protect people from bad and anti personalitys. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good evening supervisors here's the shift in issues offramp gone promotes only good values yet the working class band has been excluded associated with the teaching that promotes good values the bands is welcomed by hundreds of parades the only parade excluded because of e is the san francisco schrz and japantown
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cherry blossom parade the only blockage by the chinese consulate when stand out as a sanctuary city first, as a caring human rights follow this pact of repreps goodness the band is going to participate in the chinese new year's they face a new decision to free themselves from pressure from outside sources or will that be a bad mark supervisors we want you to write a letter to make a simple important decision keep the foreign flefrns and keep fallen going on as part of our community to help them do the right thing take a stand and show the true heart of that reach city thank you.
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>> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good evening david circling the schools san franciscans for police accountability i want to be the capstone on the sfpd folks that spoke about the officer can be brill it is shocking his partner tony and a vice president of the pee pee is in the running for the presidentcy of the sf poa when martin resigns that's a shock i'm not sure how the commission what work with someone like this a record himself for violence and who is the partner and enableer of a cop that killed a 15-year-old in san francisco and repeatedly beat up kids in the mission and pulled a woman by her hair this is really shocking and hope that goes on record thank you.
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>> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> this bhs general public comment, sir. >> good evening daniel for the record to the supervisors and commissioners once again, thank you for calling this hearing. >> so you know, i have to say something because the officer that many of the people came here for spoke about officer can be brill i guess that's his name during the superbowl of this year we had a protest on market street and guess who poked me in the back with a billy club officer can be brill i'm a disciplined guy not a protester about making people feeling tlaeldz not a coincidence that something like that happened to me thank god i didn't get shot by the officer and recognized his picture and
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evidence is clear he was trying to find that open youtube show everybody but i guess i'll show is another time my point is that lets do something about this officer i'd like to file a complaint with occ now in. let's take it from here and by the way, i know this is general public comment but you know this is a trump thing going around we don't want to elm e imbotanical officers to be rogue officers and disrespect everything's constitutional rights let's see be clear at least stand together beginning mets ready to proceed police officer and any ready to procog
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make that work for everyone amen. >> amen. >> next speaker, please. >> and any other members of the public that wish to comment. >> good evening to the commissioners and the board of supervisors i'm sorry i'm late and hard to participate in democracy when you work 9 to 5 i want to speak about the selection of police chief and after listening to the stories saying how broken-hearted this kind of conduct is happening this police chief is office space so important oakland has inquired to have a bachelor but a resident of oakland and they any have 5 years i believe executive experience i hope the police search has take into account i think a sanctuary city we need a police chief it is
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very well-versed and opposing 23r0 experience 2, 3, 4 sanctuary i feel the attacks coming from the president elect and so when which we need someone we can trust as as citizen we're concerned about you know we said go personnel matter but who the candidates are and the ones i'd like to ask the board of supervisors as we as a the public we'll appreciate 2 from the board of supervisors as our representative be part of that selection process go through the inspector duffy and have some inputs as a police chief but decide how important that he reside in san francisco and have the experience and the education that will match all the responsibilities and that the police accountability and the police brutality will be job one to take care of so thank you
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for your time. >> thank you. >> >> next speaker, please. >> tom gilberty steels e seems like we've elected a wanting that few school boards about higher hire public their principals recent radio it's bits 50 percent of americans live paycheck to paycheck towing percent of kids live in poverty 3 thousand there are 3 thousand plus counties in the country the first time i heard this they said 17 tasted research from 2008 last time i heard it a couple of weeks ago 70 percent the counties across the city
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experienced a recovery americans left behind they were bernie victims and they still continue to be berry i didn't see issues hillary was a small magnet pulled towards berryize news issues takes a village the elderly and physicians needs to recognize who has gotten the hammer that strikes the nail the truest and that was bernie and the democrats missed an opportunity to lead the could i because of the supervise delegates we've had prove tiering mixed with housing and having the police here and it is you know i mean militarization we need to back away from from
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our entire country if you were black i'll say the problem is racism and the fallen gone are looking for their freedom the answer a heath community thank you. let's get there. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> felicia welcome to the disparities for mario woods as we approach the one year anniversary of the tragic dedicate of mario woods on december 21st of the things. >> ms. jonesize have to cut you off you've had an opportunity to speak under walk through we're opening up the hearing you'll have an opportunity to speak again at a point. >> any other members of the public that want to provide general public comment at this time seeing none, public comment is closed. and madam clerk can you please
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read the agenda items. >> item one for the special joint committee meeting a hearing that the board of supervisors has previously approved a motion for file improved on october 18th to go into a hearing the board of supervisors with the police commission sitting as a committee as a whole for a public hearing on the finding and recommends of the department of justice the president task force on the 12 policing and the civil gurney on the blue ribbon panel the fairness of law enforcement thank you. >> and thank you supervisor cowen is the sponsor i'm going to turn it over to for open
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remarks thank you supervisor president london breed thank you for joining us thank you. i appreciate the police commissioners that are here with us commissioner president loftus welcome back to the chambers i have a few on remarks time to go over the program you can expect this evening we'll go have a few we've had opening remarks with supervisor president london breed and commissioner president loftus we'll have short remarks from two groups of people first, the mayor's office who is the director of violence prevention foreign mayor's office and secondly, from morris and finally a presentation from intern chief chaplin i want to recognize a few people in the chamber with us i want to recognize joyce hicks the executive director as the former
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office of citizens complaints now the department of police accountability and recognize christen the chief of staff of district attorney george gascon those ladies will not be making a precautisentation but for ques if they arises and keeping my comments get to the meat of everything i want to just again articulate my commitment to move the police reform in san francisco forward the reason he called this joint hearing between the police commission and the board of supervisors because we've got serious work to do it is important we have transparency and frankly all hands on deck approach to solving some of the challenges i want to also recognize a few more people sfpd thank you for joining us and your service want to recognize many communities
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leaders community coalitions like the justice for mario woods and felicia jones and san franciscans for police accountability and highlight ms. julia and. >> u yolanda that are here julia with the bar association and the criminal justice integrity unit and officer for justice yeah, that chateaus my list the police department is involved in the critical reforms my goal that by sitting together tonight as one united body we can both increase transparency and move quickly on those reforms the last month we held a hearing in the blooper they were talking about 200 and 72 recommends that
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were presented and the board has also held hearing on the civil grand juries on officer-involved shootings those are difficult but critical conversations to have amongst the policymakers in the city that's exactly i didn't did work with any staff to pass the ordinance last year and really have been pleased to hear from several members of sfpd limp that the report has produced some eye opening moments from the department has been a long standing issue and we are taking steps to move beyond the fact finding phase we have 5 separate report we can point to that have collectively provided 5 hundred, 5 hundred recommendations to approve our
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police department so why are we are doing all of this you might ask i'm hopeful with all the investigation work and the actions that we will take to implement the recommendation that we really might begin to start to gain some of the public's trust and confidence back because we received information about what improvements to the police department and in our last meeting want to focus on how the recommendations will change will be implemented paying attention to a timeline i think with supervisor campos in participate mentioned in the last meeting we need an aggressive timeline i'm in disagreement to that end will be as follows: brief rangers from the mayor's office and a representative from the public defender's office and we'll hear from a presentation and updated
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presentation from the intern chief chaplin there's a lot of information we'll need to cover here so colleagues in order to get through this i'll ask to the greatest tint possibly hold the questions to the at the end of the presentation so the presenter can get through and than a q and a session now i'd like to bring up. >> supervisor cowen before we bring up the representative of the from mayor's office i want to give commissioner president loftus an opportunity to provide remarks. >> we did that already. >> i said welcome potentially was enough in fairness i want to say on behalf of the police commission a tremendous honor to sit with the board to be in the chambers and elevates the issues we've been working on for years and committed to but gives the
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opportunity for community partners that work with the board and us to look at those issues together and having one conversation thank you supervisor cowen and supervisor president london breed and take a moment to thank the commissioners here i think someone said it is difficult to be in democracy when you work 9 to 5 all confirmations center jobs and families please know the commissioners that couldn't be here they wanted to be here something that commission is committed so the last thing i'll say reports before and if you're feeling cynical the change will not happen you've seen a report before the fact that we have those 5 reports we're going to hear from the department and we together can hold ourselves and the department accountable or accountable to make the changes that is what tonight is about thank you for the subsequent
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meeting with all the anxiety in washing not expect anyone else to fix issues building trust within between the community and others thank you for your leadership. >> thank you commissioner president loftus and back to you supervisor cowen. >> thank you so i'd like to do at this time is welcome and open up the floor to the director of violence intervene as a reminder to the two ladies that will be speaking to be sync thorough and yet succinct. >> good evening board of supervisors and police commission thank you for the introduction and thank you for host this forum my name is dean i work for as a director to mayor ed lee and joined with my colleagues here today who will
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also be joining me to answer questions on behalf of our office and joined with my colleague who's our new board liaison and worked the public safety today, i'm representing the voice even if mayor ed lee on behalf of the may thank you for the leadership that all of demonstrated in the last couple of years all the days and hours you've working hard around trying to highlight specific areas that the police department needs to be improving on moving forward we thank you for this hearing it is a real deems how san francisco needs to shine the light around reports that we as an office take seriously pr we thank you for highlighting the doj the civil grand jury and the blue ribbon panel added yesterday the gashth mayor ed
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lee announced how we would always be san francisco retaining the values of quality and quality across the city. >> commitment to stand as one and to stands for human rights, civil rights and social justice he also confirm our dedication to continue moving with our current commitment which include the implementation of the reports when mayor ed lee called the u.s. attorney general loretta to assess our police department we fully condominium to working on the department of justice orient with the department of justice oriented policing service and implement me recommendations they'll bring forth we're proud that all involved especially the san francisco police department to open their doors and invited transparency and accountability at the same time the city worked the police commission san francisco police department, office of citizens complaints,
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members of the board, and more importantly communities key stakeholders to move forward with the areas to implement immediately the doj process and assess and progress on some of the police reforms needed 24 included key highlights and key policy recommendations that demonstrated our leadership here of what we needed to move forward with san francisco i'd like to highlight one of the major outcomes we saw where $20 million investment to subcontract trainings on equipment and to also improve the cultural sensitive in the police department we moved with significant programming in the forest to be able to begin looking at building trust between communities and communities of color and the police department after 6 months of working with the doj cops staff their staff worked closely to complete 2k59 analyze and public members of the committee and realized a comprehensive assessment one of
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the most comprehensive assessments of any police department in this nation yes, they found dishes but a police department that will have change the cops office want to build the trust in the result was 94 finding 200 plus recommended in the area of use of force bias and community policing and be accountability and recruitment and personnel practices on october 12th a little bit over thirty years of thirty days ago to the doj process conference the announcement of the report mayor ed lee accepted and promised to implement every single recommendation he vowed to have trust and recognized those measures that are the first important step the report acknowledges the reforms 200 underway as commissioner president loftus noted and the
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colleagues another 1237dz will discuss much was duplicate and more is underway we have made progress but there's more work to do tonight mayor ed lee want to execute the recommendations for the 21st century police department for san francisco and to continue moving forward with fair and just policing that treats everyone the same as place the sanctity of life above all thank you those are the remarks from mayor ed lee and pass that on and acknowledge that my colleagues are available for questions. >> thank you very much. >> next speaker a chair the racial justice committee. >> good evening supervisors and commissioners and thank you supervisor cowen so for allowing me to have a few minutes to address this joined meeting and hearing and my name is demar the chair
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person for the racial just committee a committee of advertising in the san francisco public defender's office i'm also a member of the san francisco bar association criminal justice task force and i work on the subcommittee so for bias along with susan christian and i'd like to also indicate that julia and frank leadman members of the san francisco bar association criminal justice task force are here and available for any additional questions that you may have i wanted to just on behalf of the racial justice committee mostly indicate that our public comment following the review of the report i want to acknowledge and provided a letter to all of you that have our period of time from the racial justice committee acknowledging the mayor's office and the police department and their
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coordination with the department of justice and completing the assessment of the police department i want to invite you to review the 10 point plan that the racial committee committee realized a couple of years ago as well as a demand letter to the supervisors earlier in this year and indicate that a lot of the recommendations that are included in the department of justice assessment were echo from points we addressed the point of racial justice committee to be committed to reform in the police department and reform from the criminal justice system in san francisco so all citizens are treated equally and one of the things with respect to the assessment by the department of justice which we do finds they did a very good job and decisions but overall we agree with the vast majority of
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recommendations how much disappointed in finding that the assessment was unable to reach the specific conclusions regarding the incident of actual racial bias by the police department because of inner sufficient procedures within the police department i think this definitely prohibits san francisco from being able to hold the police department accountable if we don't have sufficient data i've been working with the data collection committee which headed that he julia electronically met with julia from started and to analyze the procedures we can note how well and how effective the police department is operating i want to emphasis that because we have a new 79d didn't mean
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that 21st century policing principles are no longer applied and i think that san francisco instead of being a follower not having the technology and the tools and equipment available to be one of the leaders and role models in the policing industry that san francisco should be a beacon of light san francisco should be a leader in policing in 21st century policing and i do want to acknowledge the police department so for its efforts i indicated in the letter i submitted i'd like to make a distinction between the efforts of police department and the police officers association and i would like to have the pee pee held accountable for some of the devices rhetoric it is including in the writings and literature and others social media the police department is really making an effort to move forward to be a leader in the
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industry and to address issues of racial bias that are not by the community there have been a division and the community in determining whether or not the police department is providing fair and unbiased policing and i think that despite the police departments effort the piano pee is hampering will where conscious or unconscious and finally indicate that despite another rest of the country being in turmoil right now and this being a time of great division i want to echo the words of michelle obama she said they go low we go high and san francisco can't operate as a role model in terms of fair and unbias policing tyler to do list
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and reaching out to the researchers in the country in terms of - the communities feels like the san francisco police department is operating in a fair and unbias manner i'll encourage that process to happen sooner than later and the data that is collected now with respect to the body cameras is not of used to have tools in place to analyze the data and in terms of policing i want to thank you. allowing me to have those comments and vertebral for any questions afterward >> thank you very much all right. chief chaplin. >> thank you for joining us
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this evening. >> thank you for having me. >> good evening supervisor president london breed's and board of supervisors and police commission thank you for having me for myself and my command staff important for the police department to reassure those we serve are residents business communities, commuters and visitors we're committed to insuring not only we're providing excellent law enforcement services to keep the city say but courtesy and right and compassionate in the upping presentation you'll see that the san francisco police department has been working on the way we police the city beginning in the matter especially involving individual that are in country although our reforms are obviously for several years in at least 2015 those changes need to be more comprehensive in order to move forward more quickly and more importantly the focus to have it's roots in the
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trust between the department and community and essential bond that is impact by several critical incidents on january 21st, 2016, mayor ed lee requested the assistance of u.s. department of justice to look at our policies and procedures the department worked chlorite with the policing cops as far as the doj initiative this most long process was comprehensive heavy reilly on police commissioners and city leaders and other stakeholders the collaborative review initiative gave complete access to owl information and contained on 5 areas i'll go over them the use of force and the second bias
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and the third was policing and the fifth was a recruitment and hiring person the final report it is 92 findings all of which the department is completed to implementing as of any change the times are hard to pinpoint the priorities but this independent assessment has been our road map to reform it is important to note prior to the onslaught one of the first suggestions the department should have a bureau dedicated to acknowledge and transparent were a top priority and tracking experience with the findings and recommendations that may came into from the review the professional standards and bureau was created in february to oversee and facilitate 9 collaborative assessment process and to coordinate the implementation of many of the recommendations offend by the
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performance including the survival grand jury on officer-involved shootings the blue ribbon panel on transparent and accountability and fairness in law enforcement, the bar association of san francisco report on technology and data collection and the office of citizens complaints recommendation from the president task force on 21st century policing i presented to this board on numerous occasions regarding the refused finds san francisco police department and kept on saying we're waiting for the final review we'll overlay them that's in the presentation the overlay the following information to 3r0id a strategic plan for the process that is followed during the implementation of doj recommendation he can't stress enough the strategy plan is comprehensive and built to hold the staff accountable for the assignment within the given timeframe before i turn this
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over to captain michael i'd like to thank you for your support and for inviting us here this evening gives the department a platform we the police department are in support of the words avenue mayor ed lee san francisco will be a beacon of light dedicated to process with that, i'm going to turn it over to captain michael conley. >> thank you, chief. >> good evening madam president breeds and officer supervisors and police commissioners and members of the public i'm captain michael the commanding officer for the policing bureau i've took over this assignment in july and we've been building systems since we started the reports and i've move into the agenda because of the time i know you've been here a long-term i'll be as brief with that presentation and do ask you
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hold questions until the end our agenda together as we cover the areas as a previous doj reports the department of justice report summarize the strategic guidance operational structure and plans to operations transition the verification and the current status of reforms as we have them today this slide i presented bears mentioning that approximately three years ago we saw a number of high profile incidents nationally and saw a number of high profile incidents in san francisco as well we call into question ex-in which the communities how the police police the communities with that we started looking support and bias issues and associated issues and start generating
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significant mop up of departmental bulletins in 2014 one and 38 issues and 2015 one and 72 and 2016 right now 76 what those bulletins represent policy at the previous administration and the mayor identified as needing to be improved changed rejerked developed, and all around holistic approach at looking at the way that san francisco please the city with the bulletins doesn't cover the gaps at the request of the department of justice to review the department a gap analysis that was the ability for the department of justice to show you where in the department we needed improvement and where we needed to develop initial policy and look at it some of the programs we know we have good programs
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the department bulletins are, in fact, policy droifrd with the chief of police the billions summit the general orders when the order is inaccurate we have a significant amount of general orders in need of reengineering and redevelopment as an example in 2014 we issued a harassment free workplace policy to direct members to train attends on online training in bias and workplace harassment this training was for supervisors and chief suhr directed all personnel to have that training it he matter at hand open mandated it. the second bulletin which is deploying a firearm it was determined the point of firearms did constitute
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a use of force which implementing that that was a shift in culture in training rolling that out we saw a use of force statistics psychiatrist that's because we were capturing additional information so a change avenue training and culture the last one a bias bulletin departmental bulletin which was a note on my watch pledge a commitment by all personnel in interest in bias will not be tolerated a commitment by our officers to understand no place for bias in the workplace or anywhere as we start going to the police reform units we started to understand that many the incidents are mental crisis persons combrerns mental crisis we are now under the appeals
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bureau primarily a patrolled based function but have a number of police officers trained and looking forward preliminary in the control we also are in the final general order to owls the policies so forth for the across the united states critical general order and the mayor's office is condominium one thousand dollars for training and bucket for trainers and additional mental health we continue to improve programs and training so that officers can constitute time and distance and declarations techniques on all critical incidents with all incidents that deals with a person dealing with a mental health crisis all recruits get the cit training and you'll personal tracing e training programs - we're doing it to the cycle
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additionally the district in october announce they're going to have specialist in richmond with the police department to deal with persons in crisis the next few slides cover the high profile incidence your intimating aware of this first sliders on july in the tenderloins for an individual with a firearm in an altered mental state we entered no more questions and after several hours that person was apprehended with the weapon and rapidly transformed to zuckerberg san francisco general he got treatment for a narcotic induced issue and in the following slide the fact that the officers in the field contain the incidents deescalate
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using physical barriers to buy more time for additional resources to arrive and continue to into enter into negotiations next slide, please 24 intsd is in the ingleside the individual had fireside numerous rounldz into the neighborhoods backyard and again, the patrol units richmond to this contained situation initialed the take i can see this individual was taken in custody using the deesclation techniques creating time and distance you'll notice there are 50 firearms seized in this particular case the next case a vague rant business that closed down and individual cited an alteration with a female and body slammed her and freed.
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>> the patrol attempted to take him in custody they had negative results with tares we were able to contain him on the catwalk again time and distance we brought in negotiators it was a conceive incidents without loss of life and once again a slide filed with 58 firearms that individual fired rounds at the location offers responded and contained him and created an environment decalibrations worked and brought in a negotiator without the loss of life to incidents one and 8 firearms con indicated the result would have been catastrophic. >> this incident in your own backyard at the central plaza an
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individual in crisis was armed with an firearm wanted to comment suicide we used time and distance and barriers and take i can see after several hours he surrounded to little negotiators and went to zuckerberg san francisco general illustrating again that the policies we've implemented the practices we've implemented are working we moved into police affordability body worn cameras are on the forefront of law enforcement over the last few years a collaborative process to develop a policy by which human immunodeficiency virus 9 out of 10 district stations it is the duty of this week all 10 district stations will have fully deployed cameras for their he personnel and support units
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will also be trained in those cameras and be issued those cameras the san francisco police department is one of an only 67 police departments in the nation i think outside the box is significant to note the department of our size employing to a full patrol force as we move forward we will be looking that data and attempting tool sees body trails through the cameras. >> again continue on with the use of force department bulletins were issued earlier in the year employing the range weapons as bag guns all personnel in the field have access through the car or partnerships with the units in the field to have the weapons the tactical have explored with
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shields those shields are more or less crowd control shields with the package we're looking at ballistic shields tare used with the apprehension with those office of labor & standards enforcement we're developing new tactics and other law enforcement agency where we can't find best practices we'll do something else and lastly going back to a cultural shift our bio annual firearms training is rejerked to include sunbath time and distance and deesclation techniques it is knowing from the peace officer standard. >> this slides illustrates the
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success of the crisis negotiation team as you can see a number of dates statistics from 2013 on we have 34 negotiators but the quick information the number of calls for hostage negotiators continues to increase as you can see we plan for those calls more than likely there in the calls in the coming years the natural progression from the crisis to the negotiators the accountant team has a success rate of 99.5 if you understand one of the virldz elected to comment suicide that impacted that rate it is important to know that in every single one of the calls all one and 84 called for a call to service so for patrols we've
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been implementing time and distance in the deesclation techniques experts between us and the negotiate team and mental experts in bringing the person in for crisis so have a peaceful resolution in all one and 84 i want no gunshots by law enforcement personnel the data collection of the san francisco police department is champed over the years it is widely orchid internally and extraordinarily as captured in a number of reports we've be able to take the challenges beef been presented and create anticipate application on the smart phone all officers use smart phones and capture 9 demographic data requested by the city ordinance 96 a additionally potentially for the california bill 953 and
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understand this one is big time we employed this application two weeks ago all over the place early results are phenomenal we'll have press 10 data with a role out that will be able to tell us a story that data will be transparent and we'll be working with academia and heard about the heart we're going to set the perimeter how the academia uses this information airline bring them in shortly so also important to note this is a side stewart step issues with the report as mentioned in previous hearing we said the data challenges are there you have to understand one a miscommunication with the data of ordinance of report but additionally a manually collected report manually verified so there is no intent
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to delay the report it is the intent to make sure you have the the right information and that information is press 10 moving forward with the automated process we'll have it interesting to note we met with the california department of justice to demonstrate this smart phone flarngs impressed they said in a number of applications throughout the site this is the best they're looking to document it as a statewide tool or measure. >> when we look at bias in the police department a number of training we 1234u9d so note in the doj report on page 63 i'll quote it no evidence if explicit bias is widening in the department on the contemporary the doj objective a law enforcement agency for the most part showed caring and
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professionalism towards the people of san francisco again this was the department of justice on page 63 of the report as as i mentioned earlier we understand that our data is challenged we understand there is a trust issue with our data that's why we're partnering with academia to help us present. >> this is some of the methodology of what we did do address this this is newcomers years and started a i couldn't be u number of bias training programs in 2015 some of you may recall with the crime lab believe it or not that was highly successful and build on successful programs to introduce training across the board next slide this is where we move
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both the department of justice report next slide, please the department of justice report those 0 programs and policies in training to address issues of bias and policing and community policing and protocol and finally recruitment and hiring and personnel practices as mentioned he earlier 95 finding and associated recommendations as the highest level try to encap sunlight 4 hundred page it is safe to see with a certain degree of certainty we're looking to shift the culture and an absolute need for data capture and more agreeing i will approach to training if you took all the recommends they'll fall into the 3 concepts that is
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october 12th when the mayor september the report and 24 is where it gets excited folks prior to the implementations of the report we were under agreement with the department of justice we're going got to disclose the data or held that's their agreement we agreed and to maintain the integrity so previous board hearing we were not in a position to fully disclose with the department of justice mandated us to do next slide, please. >> once the report was issued we identified the steering committee and the mayor and san francisco chief financial officer and tear designee are assembled on a regularly scheduled meeting to provide
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broad direction received - oversees resources management i can't imagine those reports are researched we're also the mayor issued a letter mandating all city police department aid the police department in providing any and all types of support federal and state this is key to chief of police our success next slide, please. >> once we received the department of justice report we need to look at how are we go back going to implement and build out the structures we went through a preparation phase and meaning training and identifying how we were going to rank those systems how we were going to through those to the communities stakeholders and again access to
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the city hall policing bureau and extensive priorities and monitor the work next slide, please from that process we developed input including and this is key we included all the reports previously issued so we had the department of justice, the blue ribbon panel all of the civil grand jury report and the occ alcohol department of police accountability and the bar association of san francisco we also development a genes packet the mayor and the chief issued letters to city employees and department members maufrntd the reading and mandating support from that additional steps to continuous meeting and process the development and the output initial integrated matrix you'll see that in the folsom
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slides and the recommendations next slide, please the slides on the left is the matrix that takes owl 10 reports and the recommendations and integrate them into 5 categories being objectives identified by the department of justice whatever recommendations we're capturing in the department of justice objectives we created additional theories all recommendations captured in the maefks under the slide on the right the project management that identifies the priority which bureaucracy was assigned to who is responsible and what the reporting timeline will be next slide, please utilizing the 4 step process on the left and seen devil on the spreadsheet priority recommendations as you can see 44 or 16 percent that were category gisz their skurnl in
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process assigned to the sponsors 10 days ago and hope to hear from 20 days for status update and continue to on or about the recommendations until we have full compliance next slide, please he spoke about the integrated matrix we put the reports into matrix so as you can see we'll come pile the reports 4 hundred and 79 remedies as mentioned earlier we're moving forward we've already did a line by line comparison on the reports to make sure any integrated matrix secured the same even tone and the tenor of what those recommendation call for as an example here the recommendation 72.2 all the class a bulletins that modify a general order
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should be record on the website the recommendation says yeah, make them owl available online in the broad spirits of putting those remedies under one umbrella we integrated them. >> this is a a visual demonstration of the recommendation and the pie chart the text on the lowest essentially shows what reports were encompassed with a number of recommendations go included in the 5 doj i'll move on to the structure based on the inputs into the components we took the initial go maefks and the obviously and integration matrix and start the plan how to throw
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deploy we came to the final reservation coming up of the project managements currently in your packet we development standardized form in order to address the standardization of work club sdoindz to prioritize the reports in a standardized process next slide, please begin the matrix if you'll note names associated with the executive sponsors executive sponsors excuse me - we're identifying through the executive projects who will be the key stakeholders in moving forward this document tells us who when and how we expect those recommendations slide reporting the instructions
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none existed in the department of justice report the candidates and the others developed 90 these in thirty days we provided and development the forms to make sure we had a standardized work process that everybody can chief we built in oversight in terms of who has the oversight next slide, please. >> this is the chief and mayor addressing a recruit claw is this is significant they're addressing the recruit class about body worn cameras so this is a living breathing concept many officers have been trained and place of entertainment reforms slide this is the flow chart the meat and potatoes so the executive sponsors to the workshop they identify the project sponsor or
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project manager and assistants project manager and internal and research personnel to insure we're using the best practices and including the community when we talk about the community we're talking about internal city shareholders so other departments will be included in the process from that period we go into the researcher and planning institution phase they're given a recommendation and those two review processes by the professional standards will let me digress and upon completion sent to the chief owe eventually to the commission slide. >> current status a all 200 and 72 dufz so i understand to the executive sponsors the deputy
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chiefs their selecting the initial report 44 high priority recommendations are in progress again, i mentioned earlier we're expecting an update in the next three weeks including the holidays and 6 implementing policies or remedies that have been implemented we're looking at implementation there is a number of policies a number of recommendations that we have implemented, however, the needs to be codified in a proper manner so from professional stand point we're awaiting the final documentation packet to productive to prove to us those have been implemented those of you notice on that far left-hand side a sign off sheet all the way it from the project manager
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to the chief and ulcer to the mayor's office that will sign off on the documents each one alcohol, tobacco & firearms recommendations as included will have a sign off sheet to make sure we're complying slide workplace i'll take questions if you'll note quite a bit of concern about the role of the department of justice reports we're continuing or to work with the department of justice in collaboration and committed to the recommendation all captain conley i think the challenge is; right? this motion the devil is in the details we talked about the folks minded timelines and an understanding of what will happen i think you did a tremendous job of taking a number of items and shown us the process if i wasn't as close to you. my question big picture issues that came up within the
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department around bias and use of force around accountability that sort of maybe if you could take us back a step what's the approach that the department is talking to the issues and maybe give a couple of examples that commissioners very specific kwetz of the number of 4 willed and 79 there is a chart we'll be able to follow about the departments progress and give me an example of one or two so we can understand what we are following. >> it up commissioner i'll focus on bias bias impacts all aspects of law enforcement the develop in seeking - instructors a sustainable approach to training the it
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personnel and certifying those and how to combat didn't and explicit violence we're talking about 200 members of the department we're talking about resources and funding issues instructors and creating an assignment in august the staff went to a training by the department of justice we developed the need in working with the department of human resources and working with the california state justice and looked creating a model to training all personnel in october, november we trained the middle level captains and again building blocks continually building more we'll be a commands staff those are all building blocks that continue to grow and continue to revisit and
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same with the reports looking at how we are approaching the training and changing the culture and the training cycles and the training of context to insure we're getting to the issues. >> next slide, please. >> no way. >> i have a - >> if i may and supervisor cowen thank you very much captain thank you for walk us through there tremendous we have a few questions come to my minds on slides one you specifically talking about the use of force reform and deesclation i was curious what will happen i don't know if you have pull up slide 11. >> is that 11. >> page 11 excuse me - >> weight of the testimony
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come back to slide 14 talking about around increase 50 perris from the previous year of i even that was deesclation if i'm not mistaken i said to know if you can read sweet spot numbers why there was a 50 percent increase and this is on slide 15. >> right in terms of the increase in the number of call outs a number of factors that increases the incidents of a feeling of society stressed. >> i'm sorry, i need to correct myself the housing shortage crisis new york in 201675 calls 50 percent increase in the previous year why the increase. >> we don't have the underlying information the society pressures for people to be - market-rate in different
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ways this distributed to patrol personnel understanding the slow down situation and calling mental health and crisis negotiators for different outcomes and . >> and i think you said 34 active negotiators how is that number determines officers are self-selected and gotten a training and tested and demonstrated some kind of a natural and innate ability to deescalate how are the 34 negotiators vehicle co negotiators selected i think individuals that generally ascends personnel through a number of incidents articulated they have a very, very strong articulation skills and empathy
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and knowing quite a few of the of those negotiators you know they're the cream of the crop in terms of negotiations in the statewide mandated requirement that dictate what can be a negotiator. >> on slide 20 you gave 3 i think those are the analysis of shifting the mind setting culture with the data culture and agree i will approach 3 categories that are where change can be implemented he wanted to know exactly the departments strategy in changing at mindset in the culture of the department that's you know a cultural challenging is i think we're doing it wanted to know if there is something i'm missing. >> no it is a unique trying to implement those change in the culture and data xachdz those
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are and confidentiality is strong leadership and strong management skills we have the management in place. >> such as i'm interested in the specification how do you change cultural. >> those are taught in accordance with the post guidelines and governed by federal case law as we integrate time and distance and decirculation we have that in the mindset of all personnel under the training and policy the policy will back up that training so we're reengineering the policies and very engineering the training and insuring that also accountability and supervisors reinforcement and decirculation take i can see through the range
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so is this a format within the department no it is a new process couldn't create it before the issuance of a report we did know the department of justice was including the other reports so it was created for that. >> any compliments to you one thing i've heard there was consistent material was collected and then reported out so good see a format and well instructions my xriementsdz to you guys a few more questions. >> just a few more questions we want to know you, you may not be urban design the best person
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perhaps but i want to know what we do to recruit officers of color female officers and officers from different communities in san francisco. >> so the recruitment unit is under the present standards with captain danger field have recruited community of color for the police department by the actually go out nation wide historically african-american colleges and other higher educational venues and military to identify the best candidates that's a strategy that we employ. >> is there a priority given to someone that is grown up in the city and not that i'm aware of. >> so this is one of the key recommendations that potentially every one of those reports can
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point to we've had a lot of confusion about data collection so offered the legislation in 2016 and passed unanimously with two reporting period to the board of supervisors and this again in the forest of transparency and so i really want to know about the confusion and/or the delay of the quarterly use of force reporting can you can you talk a little bit about some of the challenges to why. >> well, for the first report a miss understanding the second reporting period there was a 3 day late our mine challenge is we have the mass and bulk collection on the data and make sure the data you received is accurate so recorded tremendous amount of resources in filtering what you're getting to make sure you're getting proper information moving forward obviously we'll get a different data system and work with
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veerndz and/or our own internal resources to that is the collection methods and not seeing that moving forward especially with the application that is selected. >> that's good that's my next question not on the matrix in terms of you know the project management and deliverables so that is pretty dense i could have overlooked it and you talked about the collection of data we have a mature respect for the day to day picture of what we don't see and quantities many people can experience on the kwntsz that experience so the doj is recommend that the san francisco police department partner with an academic to help us with the implementation of the recommendation and specifically with the analysis of data wear collecting the data
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and now how do we translate that data into hardcore policy changes we talk a little bit about in findings and person and evans emphasized the process that the department needs to go through in order to find that person or team of persons to help us process that data. >> once we develop the specifications for the ac dam we go through the process with the rfp that will be put out on the website. >> do we have a date when the rfp is realized. >> who is on the team to determine the qualifications for the person or entities that will lay out the criteria we'll use to evaluate the person. >> the executive chief and the
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project sponsor and they'll identify the team members and work to create that process and insure compliance with that recommendation again that recommendation covered several reports the doj blue ribbon panel and civil grand jury is that in the 90 day priority of the section of the response in the matrix. >> i'm looking at a part in the binders i think the matrix what you're describing has a person that is the executive sponsor and the bureau and also has the priority i'm wondering if getting the rvp it rfp out the door. >> you need to have that discussion with the deputy chief talking about 4 hundred and 79 recommends you have to prioritize them there are development and discussions
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ongoing but in terms of them falling to the highest priority we identified workplace this time period quickly the data collection development process is a laborious process so that may not be bank of the west suited doing a tremendous amount of resources up front or better yet develop a plan moving forward. >> okay. so i think my questions have been answered any final remarks we move somewhere between thirty and 60 days and put the priority in getting a data analyst in place sooner than later thank you supervisor cowen supervisor peskin. >> thank you madam president and thank you to the intern chief chaplin and the command staff of the department and our colleagues at the police
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commission i think supervisor cowen when they asked did question about the steps to reform the department was on the right track if you listen to the earlier testimony that we received one of the comments was really about the role of an outsideal be that inside force the piano pee and this is a difficult question because obviously every bargaining unit has the right to organize but this is a bargaining unit that has an outside influence on the department and they tell us barf and the barf of the working men and women of the department i have profound respect is for the working men and women the of police department as a middle-class caucasian man i've had nothing about good experience with the police i've represented on and off for the last 16 years i believe that the
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poa despite working for wages and benefits for their members has had a profoundly co-review influence on the men and women of the department we've seen whether text-messaging scandals this is a question for the commissioners and a question for my colleagues and a question for captain conley and the command staff what steps are being taken to make the poa the 21st century organization that does not heart attack back to the 1950s we see at the dawn of the 21st century. >> wow. >> (laughter) i know tell you that when this report department of justice was issued the poa issued a press release he embracing it to that
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point to implementation they're in support of it but can't speak to the specifics i'm not aware of the specification this is a changing time in the department the poa is aware and i believe their moving forward to o the best they can. >> wards to specification i'm in no way trying to be argumentative there is the way dda one wants remedies by the blue ribbon panel a recommendation that was made in the cops report relatively relative to shooting at moving vehicles are the subject of a grievance by the poa i mean, i can't but observe this albeit it their crackal right by the wild recommendations by the extinct
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parties not to exceed to the united states of america so you don't have to answer that it is be troubling are in response and supervisor peskin i have been in the position in the past having to respond to concerns about the poa let's not make tonight different situation where the commissions of the retired members of poa post things on facebook and you taxi on the members of the community articulated what i've seen over the past few years a deft spirits versus a spirits point police officers association has taken we are claefrtd to partner all best practices show in any union representing working people importantly stakeholders in san francisco whether that is from body worn cameras to use of force we prioritized bringing
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everyone to the table not only the poa but the offices for justice and the latino poa and pride alliance and prioritized to our part they have a difficult job changing every day to make sure they have the tools and equipment and ability to most san franciscans saying you know what i have a pretty good relationship we have distrust not new and an opportunity to address them head on i'll say this i'm tremendously disappointed on obstruction with the best practices cso with the prohibition at the shooting at cars and prohibitions on outdated use of force ♪ chamber that was former greg suhr that led the way all of the efforts around time and distance
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and decirculation so i'll say in terms of account one of the remedies changing policies takes too long there's a really for the commission to play and at the department we have to take a look at the lessons we interest the use of force process we are now coming on a year in december from when we started the use of force and still don't have a policy that's not okay it takes too long i can't give you a quick answer how to hold the poa responsible but using all the levers to advance the process and take the lesson to move the policy in the future much faster >> thank you. >> supervisor campos. >> you wanted to come back to you. >> its also good to see my
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former colleagues some of you from the police commission and thank you to the president and the members of the commission for being here i'll just be very brief we have people for public comment and want to thank the department for their presentation and the acting chief for overseeing all of that i think the problem is so fundamental a so many aspects when i speak about sort of taking some of the responsibility for some of the things that have happened not just the police commission i think that is a collective responsibility that i think that members of the board supervisors the mayor and the police commission have to take i think that one of the challenges that we have here and
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that i have in convincing my constituents we're saviors about orange the police department and forming the office of the occ is the fact that unlike other jurisdictions where they have been incidents in san francisco we have had excuse me - a number of incidents without prejudging any of the things that happen but a number of finest not a single police to the best of my knowledge employment has been terminated. >> what incidents are you talking about. >> not a single police officer that is fired as far i say that i take responsibility for that two because i actually think that something that for a lot of
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people especially people of color this is the problem and i think that - many respect this the the elephant in the room and we have to deal with that and i just i want to put that out there we all have in responsibilities on that and until there is some accountability i heard a lot of people that's all of what we do will continue to be a problem i honestly building that i don't mean that to be minimize what has been done but i really believe that and give an example i don't know what will happen with the case the incident i said this to then chief greg suhr with the homeless man;
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right? whatever you think about the shooting and wlung all the questions that arise i think on the basis of failure to deescalate on that basis alone there is a strong case for termination of officers in that says whatever you think of the actual shooting in the end failure to deescalate that alone should be a basis; right? i want to make sure we don't losses site of that i think that all of this is important we have to go through the process but until and unless there are consequences for some of the incidents and there is an actual you know step taken i think we'll continue to have a problem i want to say that note diminish
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what we are doing i respect the acting chief we've been able to work together well, in the district but i want to say that's an issue that is good that the board is involved and that's good we're talking to as bodies the police commission and the board of supervisors, the mayor but i think that is a fundamental problem we have and it is going to be an ongoing issue so i look forward to public comment and again, thank you guys for being here >> and before we move forward just we will need to take a 5 minute break unfortunately, the commissioners can't leave the room otherwise not a quorum we need to allow them a quick 5 minute break we'llback.
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>> all right. everyone thank you so much for your patience and at this time, i'd like to recognize commissioner dejesus. >> thank you, thank you thank you sxooepdz thank you for having us here and thank you for the public i want to talk about what supervisor campos said this is a real important issue we need to put on the table what further discussion the reports have certainly said the department shouldn't be investigating itself this is a critical vlgdz vlgdz and i know the former occ now will be investigating every
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shooting or every you know shooting or killing that comes in so the real question and right now the department does the heavy listing the department is at scene and the counting of the bullet they do the heavy lifting if they're not investigate themselves who is going to do that i can if the we had the internal affairs and in terms of investigating whether the conduct or out of policy we have the occ now that will do this the department provides information for the occ but the key in question is the police department doing the heavy left or the da do very this the resources or turnover they are
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fox to the occ the da takes over the actual investigation are they going to coordinate and turnover information i know the department and da are working on a memorandum of understanding of what will do what we need to include the accountability within that so from the da ends up doing the heavy lift this is something we note to talk about that that determines that investigation really determines whether there will bring charges or misconduct that is something we need to talk about do we take that away from the department completely the cops suggested if they don't do their own investigation the other one i want to talk about i know that we talked about groups stakeholder groups
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we talking about working with groups on this in the process my understanding is that some of the way that the department is considering setting up having a member of the police commission and the mayor's office and then having peripheral stakeholders like the stakeholders this is kicked around i think outside the box as a narrow very narrow stakeholder group i think outside the box had this be broadened and consider having people on the racial just and the bar association and other organization their active on this to have them as shareholders actual stakeholders in terms of moving forward i know we need to move forward quickly the butt input we take in terms of policy or training or whatever it should be a broad diversity of opinion rather than
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internal opinion with the occ and the poa so i think that is something we need to consider and the data i'm concerned about the data because what i heard the department say to come up with what they need a request are for proposal i got the impression to consultant consult with a consultant and move forward to actually hire someone to hire someone in a way to analysis that information and i think that the chief talked about the request for proposals that archaic we not necessarily know how many rfp and it is as long process and the chief had ideas this is something that needs to be put
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on a burner fast burner and make sure the people experts in the field are able to get access to- i'm concerned about this type of process and concerned about us developing whatever data before we meet with an expert those are some of the thoughts that i have we have a broader workshop including stakeholders in the actual community as well as the bar association and things like that. >> thank you supervisor avalos. >> thank you supervisor president london breed. >> i want to just voice any appreciation for all of that background work on the effort of isn't it true police reform and
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looking at the data the finding and recommendations that came out of those two reports that is significant and it shows an effort around accountability and transparency i think that we have requested that we get a sense of what the recommendations are that will be prioritized and working on getting a number of 44 i feel in a way i have a receipt didn't doesn't show i won't be here but the 4 priorities that what are how are they 3wr0ekd in terms of our categories use of force or bias and police and hiring personal practices that is important when the next time we present to share that out there
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those categories understand the use of force what is the first one you'll work on in terms of that already you've shared some of the work the implementation of the decirculation and time and distance and you've touched think outside the box that but so many other recommendations that we've seen that are you know discussed i don't want to get into the weeds as much have in writing before the next hearing at the board of supervisors so that's my recommendation i won't eastbound here to receive that but i expect i'll be watching as a citizen not a supervisor at that time, but we all are really from the election last week and we know that real changes with coming down in san francisco we had and across the country in terms of transformation police reform the
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backstop of the 21st century president obama report from the doj well our doj very, very different i'm concerned how to uphold the principles from the 21st century report in the face of what the effects will be trying to you know put forwarding in terms of law and order and presidency and get to the poa i'm really concerned about how much we have to be very vigilant with the instruction the poa will be creating here in san francisco the leadership of the police officers association had done a lot that payroll supporting the republicans and 84 percent of the city voted for clinton did you sent money to the republican
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policy and voted but the poa - 71 percent wanted to repeal but the poa do not to oppose it 69 percent voted against prop 66 that expected the death penalty. >> the poa to defend that we know that the resources are moving us back in the 21st century policing by the obama administration i think we need to be much stronger as a city to figure out how to bring them to the kind of reform and vision of the policing that is about building trust with communities our goal in terms of reform with that, i'll keyed my time. >> supervisor peskin and thank
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you to madam president and commissioner president loftus one widening place of agreement at the board was funding this was a priority that is mayor shared with us funding the investigation bureau that he district attorney's office with an of the questions from time to time at the board what is the status of mou is i have the competitive up here i'll ask him that request chief chaplin. >> i've been issuing to get to. >> we're in the efficiently phases of the mou my understanding from the da and this was said earlier but he's in the final process of hiring the advertising for that position the mayor opportunity the position for the excellent
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bureau we're finalizing the mou with regards to the police department and the da how that will work out with the investigation but you know again, it is going to be with them taking the lead in the interview process we're finalizing get into the weeds we're close to the finish line and negotiated with that body and the mayor's office with regards to funding the position my understanding he put out the job announcements he's in the process or phil i don't want to jump being so information i have no full knowledge but cattle he was close to filing those positions. >> without putting a finer point getting into the weeds and what the mou will be entered into any timeframe estimate. >> i think we're fairly close
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and within the next month or so. >> thank you, chief. >> thank you seeing no other names on the roster, i will open up for public comment for public comment. there any comments? so if there are folks from the public that want to comment on the hearing please come forward. >> ms. jones welcome. >> thank you two minutes okay so first, let me say i'm felicia jones what the disparticipants in the justice for mario woods my first point would be to supervisor peskin and i just want to say you have good
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relationships with the police department. >> as a community advocate i wish mario woods would be here to say the same thing and jessica williams to say the same thing and alex i wish louis were here so he could say the same thing and cutting-edge technology and others were here those of us it is disheartening to say that to you only the other things the focus on bias the training of captains and lieutenants is not enough working with a par military organization even though this is from the top down you stop at
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the two a lot of times with the culture the culture will not change we got to get real and my other they know who police officers the police the executive team i don't know the commissioners name of the year she said to you have the mayor and the police commission and have police chief. >> thank you, ma'am. >> thank you, ma'am. >> next speaker, please. >> thank you. >> police for accountability two minutes is not enough to address the issues but the during the course cops found in bias they found in data in the center of tech innovation why is
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that that sfpd and it's it department it in the stone age i'm hoping not willful blindsness this must change just you guys know boston hired a world-class audit firm we need that that san francisco having an academic on board is important as far as writing an rfp and you know being closely involved in the process ac democrats we need to know exactly what our data and need to get working on that quickly also let me pick up my remarks from previously given the trump quake they'll feel enbelonged how will we maintain the remorseful i think
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by building the grassroots civil society organization and institutions for affordability and by local government working with them collaboratively. >> given the trump quake the only way for san francisco to retain the progressive values. >> move forward to be a beacon of hope in a dark night to break down the community between the community and this board i hope that will happen. >> thank you, sir. >> next speaker, please. >> good evening. i'm david i have two items of constructive notice and something about the
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police officers association the first, the transcription on those videos are horrible i think that there actually a vision of brown act they need to be fixed the second thing is good this is a joint meeting because this involves the revenue stream not only of city and county but thought state and something that is under the jurisdiction of police there are hundreds and hundreds of cars driving around san francisco that have dealer plates their uber cars those are cars not paying tax and 245i driving willfully i'm seeing them from all over the states those are dealer plates innovate with passengers and all sorts of things trucks with the loads in them so this is constructive notice for the police department to start enforcing the laws an
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dealer plates and the next police officers association i was shocked to hear the commissioner was unhinged with a police officers association i think a grand jury should be worked on with the police officers association as if their organized crime if you look at the idea they're creating a situation they're claiming immunicipality from investigation in mcallister's in deaths in all sorts of in tune behavior and they're creating a crosswalkal arrangement that is failure to investigate the truth of situations this - and the contracts with the city and county of san francisco be - >> thank you, sir.
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>> next speaker, please. >> good evening supervises and police commission we understand that you guys are exhausted but we've been here for just as long and we're still here i'm clem the district 6 and the chair of the unemployment commission i'm here to reiterate things that the commissioners said in past commission meeting in the new police chief those encourages the appointment of a chief that is in line with the characteristics and recommendations within our budget and policy priorities as in the bp p we need a chief that will impact with people on the school grounds and officer skills and best practices for working with young people that are yountd e groubtd in
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development of incorporate scenarios of real live implication with young people in those training components and thus giving the officers to apply the skills the last thing i want to say as our elected officials you guys come into our neighborhoods and tell us how important to center a voesz a lack of voice contributing thought decision maker and not acknowledge us as an important body in the room is discouraging and disheartening so we are the ones directly impacted by the decision maker you guys make and those are issues for the youth to give their public comment i ask you give them your undivided attendance thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good evening board of
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supervisors i'm here to spoke speaker for my brothers and sisters who were not here i'm also to speak for the other organizations that came out not to stay as long as we could the project was united playaz and others as youth we are effected and me and my brown skin i've been searched because i live in the neighborhood but no way i'm the vice chair the commission and a junior at the san francisco state university to urge the police commission to look at the budget priority policy priorities we urge you guys do please be mindful and how do i say this to be more sensitive around arrest our
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youth on campuses and arresting them in front of of the parents and around trump to be sensitive around the youth and undocumented youth thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> hello, everyone i'm a senior at the lowell high school i'm a mayoral appointee to me communication is the key to southern california all problems bossing nerk verbalize their concerns and be able to take those concerns take into consideration to make people's lives easier this is a simplified and easier said or done but police in communication are equal to non-compliant in san francisco i feel like the sfpd is not doing enough for hear our voices we are literally
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9 future and as cliche as it sounds if you don't show an honest to make sure that the youth relationships are on a positive tune ear adding to distrust within our community coming from my neighborhood where police presence running into police presence positive relationship is key because if not results in a lot of unnecessary problems so, yeah so sorry respect crucial - twruft is crucial if you want to see process you have to tarot with the youth that is going on 9 o'clock we had a lot of people that would have liked to speak we have to go tomorrow i have to wake up at the foufshs but tell her youth that want to participate in things like that
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this is difficult to do that you obviously see you know a low number of youth so i want everyone to take into consideration in planning meetings in the future. >> thank you for your comments. >> next speaker, please. >> good evening polar vortex and supervisors it is still calm; right? that's how i see my days sometimes good and bad at the end of the day i'm living in district even this 10 this is my second year on the youth commission i think my fellow commissioners reiterate what is already been said please include the things that directly effect us the general point has been - in the past in the youth commission meeting with the
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department it is pretty much at the time of parents arrest from the child is not under that policy effects me as a formally - child of formally incarcerated parents that effects me it is hard having to live away from a parent that is called dad and having a parent in prison is unfair and seeing them arrested for the last time is brings angle gush and seeing a parent arrested is like - and is also when our trying to change you're thinking of changes and the voice to change it can be bad i want to reiterate that and just to say that we need to progressiveness within the sfpd when our looking through a different less than
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not use the past strategies maybe it worked in the past but starting to look at it at a different angle in a positive way i wish people sunshine could are have been present to share their experiences with the police but at the same time having youth to come up here and tell you you policymakers. >> thank you, commissioner. welcome president matt >> hi my name is a madeline i'm a senior at the urban school of san francisco and the chair of the youth commission so as we talk about the new policies i'm reflect on the policies success in the past there's a memorandum of understanding between the sf police department and the sf school board and we really not to see that implemented yes. the youth commission received a complicate about mroebt cops
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arrest youth at a san francisco high school in front of their classmates and limited communication with the school personnel that could have helped to avert that situation we ask implementing the memorandum of understanding and making sure that the implementation that the training we've recommend for all police officers around interacting with youth is implemented as police officers are hired thank you very much for listening to the youth and trying to coordinate we know that is late we really, really appreciate your time. >> thank you for your comments. >> next speaker, please. >> commissioner president loftus i want to thank you for pointing out the oak rep analytical i've spoken with him one reason we came here the presentation was a lack of
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action by the am i correct? my son was in his senior year of university and never in trouble any son was sdaulthd by plain clothes officers vp anthony montoya and was unlawfully jailed for the night first thing in the morning he went to the dr and to the, llc ways physically hurt they took photographs and advised not to file a complained until the charges were dropped the public defender's office in the alu then begin working with us they were a lot of media on the case there is a lot of evidence a civil suit with adoptions despite this the oak close the case the occ did not have the facts the investigators said no video but, but the public defender's office and the alu have video
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it shouldn't be this hard to get justice that the officers abuse the policies using unmarked cars to perform a traffic stop and changing the name of occ and roach from didn't political make a function better must be closer insight with a closure lens fighting for what is right wears you down trying to heal any family from the trauma is my sole economic and emotional responsibilities disappear - my son suffers from a disease and i'm ripped open when i see the officer in role as a pi o. >> thank you not the first police officer that committed a crime that was
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promoted. >> a couple of progress nufrn the deesclation policy in the last 6 months is a rows success only one officer-involved shooting of a civilian and he was shooting at an officer when he got shot over the last 6 months is quality of life is good and taken two along everything takes long for the commission to get done the dash cantonese took months and only 3 in intern chief chaplin i'm sure saying that chief suhr was dragging his feet i am not only again, the dash cam take to along the committee was made up of 8 officers 8 advertising from alu with the bar all the advertising and one
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regular person i don't remember here name may be one the commissioners know but 17 members on the committee figuring out how it will go one regular person and 8 police officers association and 8 paid lawyers this is not how you run a railroad thank you. >> next item. >> and it is hastening to witness this to consider the recommendations of any reports relating to police reform in san francisco i hope the first of many such working sessions between the departments undoubtedly there's more work to do and like to thank the san
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francisco police department for being open to the findings and recommendations change it difficult we get this is something we must deal with each the reports is a culmination of research and analysis and throughout the goal of the c g j report not to serve as as indictment but a road map for change and road map for reform and road map for success a road map can bring the city to a better place it seems save to say most of reports have the same goal in mind as those reforms continue and discuss change i ask all the departments from the mayor on down to commitment to the following be transparent, shushing off - be ready to change be thoughtful don't be political review not only the wording of
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the recommendations but the spirit in which they're written and intended utilize the community shareholders and finally remember that we're all ♪ together only by work together will we be able to have a result in a better sfpd and as states one that serves as a role model for the whole nation >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> immigration supervisors and commissioners and the chief he wanted to brought to your attention one of the comments that supervisor campos i want to echo on behalf of the community in any district we really appreciate the fact you're working towards change and reform but one of the main concern is trust in building a
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community and at the same time building a community that happened in a lot of the district especially my district district 8 we suffered the loss of 9 individuals at the hands of police officers and yet we still have not gotten an answer in the district attorney if he will provide charges to the police officers responsible for that but also need to hear that something is done about that it is great we have a lot of policy and systems in place to you know reform but again, if we're not addressing the issues the community their own police officers will not do their jobs effectively we want to support them but at the same time want to feel r79d and protected not feel front yard we walk down the street when we see a police officer so again, all time and
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time again, i've asked any neighbors how they feel with the work that the supervisors did they're supportive but want to feel safe i'm here to ask you to consider amongst the accommodations of the blue ribbon panel and the department of justice that you include something around building a relationship with the community nd healing in the process of that relationship
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>> next speaker, please. >> talking about burning cross give me a break and julius determines a police commissioner how can a person beat his boyfriend to a pump wee they were using meth denied the opportunities to work on domestic violence but still able to be part of illegal drug policy and supervision that to me such a hip critic position for sfpd when i did recruitment for sfpd the one thing you have to tell people if you did in any
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illegal subsidies don't call a police officer how can a police commissioner beat up his partner during a rage not parts of our community who else have beat our partners that is a horrible thing i question why not document the lgbt community or the queer community and the sfpd as the acting police chief talked about what is wrong with being queer a hostile environmentalist within the police department people are afraid to come out you need to fix that that's not okay in san francisco thank
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>> commissioner president loftus i'd like to call roll is commissioner president loftus commissioner vice president turman commissioner marshall commissioner mazzuco commissioner dejesus commissioner wong commissioner melara ask excused commissioner president loftus we have quorum also with us the intern chief of police toney chaplin and joyce hicks. >> okay. >> good evening and welcome to the wednesday, november 2, 2016, police commission meeting i'm going to make changes to the agenda given the length of the agenda a long


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