Police Commission - October 17, 2018 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
October 17, 2018 - 6:00pm
Location: 
St. Ignatius College Preparatory, Doris Duke Wall choral Room
2001 37th Street
San Francisco,
United States

The Police Commission of the City and County of San Francisco met in the Taraval District, St. Ignatius College Preparatory, Doris Duke Wall Choral Room, 2001 37th Street, in San Francisco, at 6:02 p.m.

PRESENT:             Commissioners Mazzucco, DeJesus, Hirsch, Hamasaki, Elias, Brookter, Taylor

(Commissioner Taylor arrived at 6:08 p.m.)

                Commissioner Mazzucco welcomed the public and asked the Commissioners to introduce themselves. 

REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHIEF’S REPORT

-              Weekly crime trends (Provide an overview of offenses occurring in San Francisco)

-              Significant Incidents (Chief’s report will be limited to a brief description of the significant incidents.  Commission discussion will be limited to determining whether to calendar any of the incidents the Chief describes for a future commission meeting.)

                Chief Scott thanked St. Ignatius High School for hosting the meeting.  The Chief gave a brief bio.  He went on to introduce Assistant Chief Sainez, who is present.  He then gave a brief overview of the Police Department and then gave a brief update on crime statistics.  Chief Scott introduced Deputy Chief Redmond and Commander Mannix, who were also present.

                Director Henderson addressed the Commission and the public.  He gave a brief bio and described the duties and responsibilities of the Department of Police Accountability.

CAPTAIN RICHARD YICK, COMMANDING OFFICER OF TARAVALL STATION, TO ADDRESS THE COMMISSION ON POLICE ACTIVITIES IN THE TARAVAL DISTRICT, STAFFING, COMMUNITY POLICING, AND TARAVAL STATON DEMOGRAPHICS  

                Captain Yick thanked St. Ignatius High School, William Goche, Marybeth McFarland, and Father Reese.  Captain Yick then addressed the Commission on police activities in the Taraval and described the district’s demographics.

PUBLIC COMMENT

                Mary Harris, OMI, commended Captain Yick and the officers of Taraval Station.  She went on to thank the people who attended National Night Out, SF Safe, and the DA’s office.

                Bill Barnicle commended Captain Yick for his work with the merchants and the community.

                Chris Carlton, SI student, asked the Commission as to what they do day-to-day, how often the Commission meet and how many Commission members.

                Ms. Paulette Brown spoke of her son’s unsolved homicide. 

                Mike Magdul spoke of Prop 47 and crime stats and asked about comparison before and after prop 47.

                Charles, senior at SI, talked about crisis intervention training and asked about implicit bias training.

                Wendy Wong, SF Coalition for Good Neighborhoods, thanked Captain Yick for keeping the neighborhood informed.  She also commended the officers for their work on human trafficking.  She went on to ask representation for the Chinese community from the Commission.

                Ella Vaughn asked about gang recruitment around Lincoln High School and asked how this issue is handled by the officers.

                Noelle, senior at SI, asked what validates the commissioners, being civilians and not officers, to change police policies.

                Marybeth McFarland, Director of Security, asked about hate crimes and is it part of the academy training.

Catherine Kerrigan, Senior at SI, asked about the DOJ recommendations and what steps are taken to act on those recommendations.

Unidentified asked about the use of tasers and the process to authorize the use of tasers.

Unidentified asked about traffic collisions and self-driving cars.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

ADJOURNMENT

                Commissioner Mazzucco thanked St. Ignatius High School for hosting the meeting.

                Motion by Commissioner Elias, second by Commissioner Taylor.  Approved 7-0.                               

                Thereafter, the meeting was adjourned at 8:01 p.m.