tv Police Commission SFGTV November 25, 2021 7:00am-9:01am PST
>> president cohen: i would love to call the pledge of allegiance. [pledge of allegiance] >> president cohen: all right. this meeting is called to order. please call the roll. >> clerk: absolutely. [roll call] >> clerk: president cohen, you have a quorum. >> president cohen: wonderful. let's go ahead and start the first item. >> clerk: line item 1, general public comment. the public is now welcome to address the commission regarding items that do not appear on tonight's agenda but
that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the commission. speakers shall address their remarks to the commission as a whole and not to individual commissioners or department or d.p.a. personnel. under police commission rules of order, during public comment, neither police or d.p.a. personnel, nor commissioners are required to respond to questions presented by the public but may provide a brief response. members of the public who wish to enter public comment should dial 415-655-0001, then enter meeting i.d. 2481-778-3710, then press pound and pound again. press star, three to lineup to speak. best practices are to speak slowly and clearly and turn down any speakers in the background. alternatively, you may e-mail
the clerk of the commission or written comments may be sent to the public safety building located at 1245 third street, san francisco, california, 94158, so at this time, we have two public comments. good evening, caller. you have two minutes. >> i'm francisco dacosta, and from time to time, i pay attention to this commission meeting. if we are a first-class city, and if we represent a first-class city, then we must talk about climate change, food security, and the mess that we have on our streets in san francisco.
stop bringing people like senators from sacramento to tell us what to do. when you commissioners have failed us miserably, i say miserably. today, the people in san francisco are suffering more so because of covid-19, and you all are talking in circles by bringing people from sacramento who are not doing their job over there. you do your job over here. represent the people. enough of your b.s. we want real solutions with timelines and goals, and thank you for the measly two minutes. >> clerk: thank you, caller.
good evening, caller. you have two minutes. >> good evening. my name is kit [indiscernible] and i'm with wealth and disparities in minority communities. i'm going to going to call this what it is: antiblackness when it comes to the use of force and racial profiling. i've grown tired of talking to the police commission, to sfpd, and to the board of supervisors. where is the urgency? i agree with first lady michelle obama when she stated, [indiscernible] that happens to us, end quote.
[indiscernible] i'm tired. tired not to quit [indiscernible] is still under investigation by the d.a. tonight's agenda does include [indiscernible] the same level of antiblack racism in s.f. policing continues from 2016 to the present. will the police commission take action regarding antiblack racism policing? thank you.
>> president cohen: thank you. >> clerk: thank you. good evening, caller. welcome, caller. you have two minutes. >> there is an urgency to address the injustices of black san franciscans. i'm going to call it what it is, antiblackness when it comes to the use of force, arrest, and racial profiling and traffic stops of black san franciscans by sfpd. i have grown tired of talking to the police commission, to sfpd, and to the board of supervisors. where's the urgency? if the tables were turned and these statistics represented white folks, i know there would be an urgency. i agree with first lady michelle obama when she started [indiscernible] when are you going to take responsibility and address the harsh and unjust statistics for love of all san franciscans, not just
black san franciscans, which is truly your responsibility as you took an oath to uphold the law and safety of all san franciscans. i'm tired. not tired enough to quit, but tired of beating a dead horse. tired of arguments that fall on deaf ears, and therefore, we've sought help from attorney general [indiscernible]. meanwhile, a black san franciscan is six times as likely to be subject to a traffic stop, more than nine times as likely to be subject to the use of force, and more than 12 times as likely to be arrested. we and other community groups have provided recommendations to eradicate violence and
racism in san francisco. what happened to those recommendations? we have heard nothing about next steps or whether those recommendations will be implemented. thank you. >> clerk: thank you, caller. good evening, caller. you have two minutes. >> hi. my name is victoria juarez, and i live in district 1. there is an urgency to address the injustices of black san franciscans. i'm going to call it what it is: antiblackness when it comes to the matters of racial profiling, arrests, and racism by the sfpd. i agree with first lady michelle obama when she stated [indiscernible] it happens to us.
when are you going to take responsibility when you address the harsh and biased statistics that happen to san franciscans, not just black san franciscans as you took an oath to uphold the law and seek the good for all san franciscans. as i said, i am tired, but not tired enough to quit. tired of beating a dead horse, to look to new sources to find this antiblackness inside of your chambers and offices and urgency, and therefore, we've sought help from attorney general banza. a black san franciscan is six times as likely to be subject to a san franciscan, more than nine times as likely to be subject to the use of force, and more than 12 times as likely to be arrested. we are not just going to drop oversight of sfpd when d.o.j.
cops concludes. will the police commission act to stop sfpds antiblack racism? >> clerk: thank you, caller. good evening, caller. you have two minutes. >> i firstly wanted to echo the words of the previous three callers and say that sfpds long history of racism makes it a special problem needing special reform, but tonight, the section that i wanted to highlight was the drug war. we continue to [indiscernible] continues to increase, and this is well predicted by the theory called iron wall prohibition. it was discussed by an
economist called thornton who showed that the potency of marijuana was disproportionate to the punishment provided. he studied the 1920s through 1933 period. the basic approach is based on the [indiscernible] theorem. if drugs are legalized, then consumers will begin to wean themselves off of higher potency forms. these promised switches off of the higher potency forms are essential today, where we see
opium users having transitioned to heroin and now having transitioned to fentanyl. we see the process transitioning to carfentanyl on our streets. these dangers are real, and our choice cannot be to continue the failed policies of the past. thank you. >> clerk: thank you, caller. hello, caller. you have two minutes.
hello? good evening, caller. you have two minutes. >> no, i'm sorry. i already spoke. >> clerk: okay. thank you. good evening, caller. you have two minutes. >> hello. can you hear me? >> clerk: yeah, i can hear you. >> yes. this is miss brown. i'm calling concerning my son, aubrey abrakasa, who is case is still an unsolved case. each week, i'm calling in each week. it's something that i'll be doing for the rest of my life. another christmas and thanksgiving are rolling around, and i'll have an empty
seat at the table again. last week, i just left the hospital with a mother that had to pull the plug on her son, and it just shifts the discussion back to unsolved homicides. i call in concerning my son, yes, but i also help other mothers and fathers that are going through the same thing that i'm going through, and i was just wondering how -- what can we do, officials, for us besides just -- i don't know, just letting the homicides happen? and i'm not saying you do it, it's just that they're not getting solved fast enough, and the perpetrators are killing again, especially with guns that are not labelled now, the ghost guns, and these kids are
killing more now. and i'm just speaking for my son that i'm waiting for the day to stand in court and confront the killers of my son. again, i say thanksgiving and christmas is coming up. my son loved both of those days, and this is all i have to do for him, every wednesday, is to keep his memory alive. what else do i do? what else is there to do? i just pray that, one day, that i get justice for my child. okay. thank you. >> president cohen: thank you, miss abrakasa. >> clerk: we also have a written public comment that i'll read now. the public comment reads, elias
needs to resign. i read your website and what hamasaki tweeted using the n-word and other racist sexist tweets. if you had an officer that used that word, you failed in your job. resign, hypocrite, yet hamasaki sits up there. you made the standards, now abide by them, and that concludes the written public comments as well as the public comment. if there's anyone with an anonymous tip, please call the anonymous tip line at 415-575-4444, and that concludes public comment,
president cohen. >> president cohen: all right. thank you very much. let's go ahead and call the next item. >> clerk: line item 2 has been removed from the agenda and has been rescheduled for december 8, so we will move onto, next, item 3, consent calendar. the items under consent calendar are considered routine and for information purposes only. if any commissioner would like to discuss any item under the consent calendar, please advise president cohen that you would like to place the item on a future agenda and discussion. tonight, there will be no discussion or presentations on these items, and we have on consent calendar to receive and
file action, family code 6228, incident report release quarterly report, third quarter 2021, so we need to have an action regarding line item 3. >> president cohen: i'm sorry. i didn't hear you. >> clerk: we need to have an action regarding line item 3. >> president cohen: all right. let's go to public comment since we don't have any comments? >> l. simon-weisberg: lie i ? >> vice president elias: i just wanted to say i thank everyone for all of their hard work and
i don't have any other comment. >> president cohen: let's go ahead and go to public comment and then we'll take action. >> clerk: if you would like to make public comment, please dial star, three at this time, and there's no public comment, president cohen. >> president cohen: all right. thank you. is there a motion to accept? >> vice president elias: motion. >> president cohen: motion made by commission elias. is there a second? second. >> president cohen: okay. thank you. >> clerk: i'm sorry, president cohen. there's one public comment that did come in. >> president cohen: okay. let's take it. >> clerk: good evening, caller. you have two minutes. >> what i want to say is when it comes to incident reports, not once have i -- have you
asked, commissioners, how are the incident reports addressed? what type of software do they use? in the year 2021, we have very sophisticated software that addressed incident reports in a very logical manner, but if you all are not educated on issues, meaning you have never once asked the director to state on an incident report in the last ten years how incident reports have been addressed, i know several years ago, you all were
doing the incident -- several years ago, before chief scott came on board, you were all doing the incident reports manually. in the presidio in 1999, we had a better system. we also had a better communication system. any way, it's wonderful, commissioners, to hear you talking in circles about these incident reports and how they're working very hard, but are they using the latest technology? are they using a technology where our incident command center can communicate with the f.b.i. and address types of crimes, type one, two, three, in a very efficacious manner.
>> president cohen: all right. thank you, speaker. someone needs to mute their speaker because i can hear them in a back conversation. all right. we had a motion and a second to that motion. >> clerk: on the motion to accept and file the cobb sent calendar item -- [roll call] -- the consent calendar item -- [roll call] >> clerk: commissioner cohen, you have five yes votes. >> president cohen: excellent. let's call the next item. >> clerk: line item 4, chief's
report. just one moment, please. >> okay. good evening, president cohen, commissioners, director henderson, and the public -- >> president cohen: okay. that sounds like public comment. >> okay. sad news, we lost an officer, jack nice, who passed away unexpectedly over the weekend. he worked a number of assignments, last assigned to park station. definitely, we're supporting his family and please keep
officer nice's family and friends in your prayers. more to follow on that as we get the information and services following that. the information this week, starting off with violent crimes, homicides are up to 46. we had one from october where the victim died, so we'll be up to 47. sexual assaults were down 15%. 167 year to today. robberies 1917 compared to 2011. human trafficking were up 32%,
29 compared to 22 last year. total violent crimes, there's a 1% increase. as far as property crimes, our burglaries are down 2%. that's good news because we were up significantly several months ago. we had 6163 burglaries year-to-date compared to 6300 this time last year. motor vehicle thefts were down about .6%, 5,019 compared to 5,050. overall, larceny, we're up 13% 24,890 compared to 28,984.
included in our larceny numbers are auto burglaries. we're up 37% year-to-date. when we compare to 2018, we are down 25%. aggravated assaults, i mentioned that we are up year-to-date. just a breakdown of the types of assaults. firearm related assaults were up 15%, which is -- the good news is that is decreasing from where it was earlier in the summer, so we're up 15%, 1580 to where we were last summer. assaults using a knife or cutting instrument were down 11%, 243 compared to 274 this
year, and assaults possessed by others, we were up 9%, 915 compared to 840. our total homicides with firearms is 35 compared to 27 year-to-date last year, and that is a 30% increase over this time last year. in terms of our individual stations, our shootings by station, tenderloin is leading in terms of the increase, 32, compared to 22 shooting incidents year-to-date. mission, 29 compared to 15,
bayview, 49 compared to 46 year-to-date. central, we have a decrease over last year of one, southern, an increase in one w. northern, an increase of two, richmond, an increase of one, and taraval, an increase of two. the biggest decrease year-to-date is ingleside. they had eight this time last year, two year-to-date this year. other significant trends, gun
seizures, 869 guns seized year-to-date. as we have done every year for several years now, we will participate in a gun buy back toward the end of the year with united playas and others and we are excited to get a number of guns off the streets, and i want to thank in advance united playas for all they do year in and year out. as far as our ghost guns and manufactured guns year-to-date, we're at 169 recoveries, and this time last year, we are at 127 compared to this time last year. ghost guns continue to be a
i will note that 30 of the incidents against our asian community members were committed by one individual, and -- >> president cohen: i'm sorry. did you say 30? >> yes, 30, madam president. >> president cohen: 30. wow. >> so that person was arrested and charged were filed against that -- charges were filed against that person. significant incidents, a couple here to report.
any of the shootings that i'll talk about today, you can call 415-575-4444 and remain anonymous. we also had a homicide on november 3 at 12:51 p.m. our victim was located near a b.a.r.t. station walkway. he had been shot. we recovered shell casings from the scene and information is being developed. please call 415-575-4444 if you have any information on this case.
november 5, 12:12. tenderloin residents observed a shooting in progress. they were directed to a vehicle, and they said the person in the vehicle had the weapon. our officers located the person and took the person in custody without incident, and we located the victim a couple blocks away. we transported the victim, and the victim is expected to survive their injuries, and a second suspect has been identified, was tied to this incident by evidence, and was also arrested. on november 6 at 2:30 p.m., a person walked into san francisco general hospital and -- with a gunshot wound. the patient was not cooperative about who shot him or where this happened. while conducting an
investigation, the officers discovered a vehicle nearby with bullet holes. the registration came back to a shooting earlier in the day on the friday. the person who walked in the hospital was arrested for an outstanding warrant, but that shooting is still under investigation. on november 7 at 1:12 p.m., there was a shooting in the bayview. our victim was a 14-year-old male. he and the subject had an on going dispute. subject pulled out a gun and shot the victim, grazing him in the lower extremities. our victim refused to be transported but was treated at the scene and is expected to sur viesk.
no information is available at this point. information is being followed up on, and hopefully, we'll make an arrest in this case. on november 8, in the ingleside district, a person was walking home when a person shot him. our strict was shot in the lower extremities but was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. we have not located a suspect as of yet and are continuing that investigation, as well. we had a bank robbery on the 1500 block of van ness in the northern district. we have developed information and believe it to be part of a series of several bank robberies with several m.o.s, and our investigation is on going in this case. i think hopefully, we will hopefully resolve this case and take this person into custody.
also. we had a significant marijuana [indiscernible] oak dale. i reported several of these in the last few months in the bayview district. this is yet another one. approximately $200,000 of marijuana was taken in this burglary. no information is known as of yet. if anyone has any information on this, please call 415-575-4444. two traffic incidents i would like to report, both of them involved bicycles. we have seen several incidents this year involving bicycles, so i want to ask the public to please, please be careful when you're riding a bicycle. wear a helmet.
we had a bicycle collision at lombard and divisadero at northern. this was on november 5 at 5:57 p.m. the bicyclist had severe injuries and was reported to be in critical condition. we had another on november 7 at 3:50 p.m. in the mission district. bicyclist was struck by a vehicle. the vehicle remained thornton thomasetti scene. the bicyclist received injuries, and neither one of these, fortunately, is life threatening -- or neither of these is life threatening. we want people to ride safely, carefully, and enjoy what the city has to offer, but please slow down. speed is one of the factors involved in many of these
collisions. we will be having a report next week on traffic safety, including on what i'm about to talk on now, stunt driving. we've had some success in following up after the fact, locating vehicles involved in these incidents, and taking action through investigation, so that's going fairly successfully, and hopefully people are really understanding that when they do these dangerous events in a city that we will follow up, and when the evidence is there, we will impound vehicles for 30-days, and where we can identify a person, we will try to get that case prosecuted. this district station strategy, i'll report on what's going on in the mission and ingleside, as well. southern district has several
to continue to disrupt this activity and continue to try to make a difference there. in the mission district, high visibility in the mission district and the 24 street corridor as we've reopened. our tourist department continues to focus in the castro street, market street areas and particularly in the area of 18 and market, we've had some challenges there, so that deployment has helped relieve some of the challenges
in that area. high visibility patrols and foot patrols will continue in that area with the purpose of deterring robbery and thefts so people can enjoy that area. we're working with our service providers and we are leading with trying to get service providers connected with individuals who need help to get them resources, and there's been a lot of collaboration with our city partners in that regard. we remain focus on residential garage burglaries, and we've seen a big drop in the gun
related homicides in the district this year. our community violence response team and our crime intelligence unit is also working on [indiscernible] in ingleside which we had involving some of our local networks, group related networks, and we've made some headway there. we are reaching out to individuals at risk through our sbit collaborative and really trying to offer services, live coaching, to try to address this from a different angle. we have a number of people that have accepted that offer for help. not enough, but we're making progress there. also s.f. safe, materials being shared in the community and via social media to provide safety tips for residents of our city.
we've had an uptick in homes under construction being burglarized, so we're focusing on those areas with extra patrols and hopefully some of those will pan out and we can get some people in custody with those. we had events at kezar stadium this week. also, the mayan art music festival will happen this week, we'll have the timber wolves this week, and the bulls going on on the 12. officers are working with chase to make sure that's a safe event, and also, we have a university of san francisco basketball game on 13 november,
mens and womens basketball will be hosting games. also, last week, the dave chappelle event at chase drew some attention. no incidents were reported. later, protests occurred during and prior to this event, and no incidents there. chase has the golden shell concerts on the 13 and a 5-k for melanoma on the 14. no significant domestic events to report. and the last thing, just to follow up on, a question asked by commissioner byrne, how many officers remain unvaccinated,
and the total number of officers that remain unvaccinated is 38. thank you. >> president cohen: so let me run through this. there's been some good news this week and some alarming news when it comes to the numbers. the officer that was on administrative leave, i think the p.o.a. indicated he was unvaccinated, the officer that unfortunately died due to covid. just want to, again, underscore that it's important that we get vaccinated and, at this point, receive a booster, and i also want to acknowledge that sfpd have a 97% vaccination rate. we've made some progress since the health mandate was published from the mayor. i want to talk about the p.d. sergeant that was arrested in south san francisco for attempted robbery. i'm wondering, did e.i.s.
detect any indication that he was troubled? >> no, not at all, commissioner, and definitely a very unfortunate situation. can't go too far into the situation, but the main thing is we want our officer or sergeant to make sure that he's okay health wise and get the help that he needs, and we will deal with the rest, as we always do. >> president cohen: okay. i'm sorry to hear this. very painful for many of your officers who worked side by side with him. >> yes. >> president cohen: also, kudos to our officers for working
with vallejo officers in the arresting of a robbery suspect. also, a grant for increasing quality of life? >> yeah. it's what we can do to drive down alcohol related injuries and deaths, and it is a big deal. thank you for that. >> president cohen: yeah. i think that's all i have in my notes. thank you very much. colleagues, anyone else? i don't see any hands up. let's see...hand? okay. commissioner hamasaki, go
ahead. i see your hand. >> commissioner hamasaki: thank you, president cohen. i want to follow up on a few points that president cohen just made. i think it was really sad and devastating to hear news that an sfpd officer had died from covid, and especially since that's something that we as the commission have really been encouraging everybody to obtain. the only question i had was i know the individual was placed on leave. was that, do we know, after he was infected, and was there a contact tracing program put in place to ensure that anyone that's been exposed is being
tested? >> yeah. as far as we know, commissioner, there's no exposure in the workplace with officer nice, and so we don't know, really, his -- because it did not occur in the workplace, so we don't really know, in terms of the contact tracing, what that is really going to lead to. but in the timing of all of this, it did not occur in the workplace. >> commissioner hamasaki: it occurred after he was already at home? >> yes, i believe so. >> commissioner hamasaki: okay. the other point that president cohen raised about another, i think, tragedy involving one of our officers is that it sounds like one of our officers was
>> sound like you're seeing how portion of the tenderloin drug sale moved over to seventh and mission? >> correct. >> you -- what was the term you used? president cohen, we didn't have a calendar, the meeting on strategy? >> president cohen: yes. commissioner barnes made that request. we are still negotiating on a date. >> commissioner byrne: we're www.--we're waiting on certain
statistics. >> i put thatten out -- i don't put that on the department. i don't think there's going to be a policing solution to it. i look forward to the discussion. >> commissioner hamasaki what about to that big microphone in l.a.? now it's hard. you sound muffle and far away? >> commissioner hamasaki: i didn't have a chance to pick it up. >> president cohen: let's keep
moving forward. anyone else want to comment on the chief's presentation? chief, we appreciate your patience again on behalf of the commission, i want to extend our sympathy to the family of the officer who died of covid-19. i'm very sorry to hear that. >> sergeant youngblood: thank you commissioners for that. >> president cohen: who's next up? i believe it's paul henderson, executive director of department of police accountability. >> clerk: actually, president cohen we have public comment on the chief report. if you like to make public comment, please dial star 3 now. we have one public comment. good evening caller, you have two minutes.
>> caller: chief, when you give your report, i listen to you very intently. i think what you should do, this is just a suggestion, there are many gram -- many groups all over the city where you can invite yourself so that you know really what's happening at ground zero. remember not too long ago, we had a little meeting with you. i want to thank you for accommodating that meeting. we got a real good feel of what happens in our community and people are hurting more so in this covid.
we used to be at the bayview because of covid we cannot. now it's opening up little bit. people like to talk to you, you can take that talent and bring it to this commission which at times is so boring. you will be amazed to hear what really is happening at ground zero. thank you very much. >> clerk: good evening caller, you have two minutes. >> caller: hi, again. this is ms. brown again. i want to thank the chief for his presentation. i wanted to put a plug out for
my son. i know we've said for anonymous. i want to say if anyone knows who murdered my son in district 5 on august 14, 2006, the case number is 060-86-2038. i appreciate anyone that is listening that was there on that day, or know of anything what happened to my son, 17-year-old murdered in district 5 for saving someone's life, his case number again is 060862038. thank you again. >> clerk: thank you caller.
good evening caller. >> caller: thank you commissioners. particularly president cohen. i appreciate the opportunity to talk. i want to tell you a brief little story and then give you suggestion. i worked in the tenderloin for a while. there was a time where we had in the tenderloin these yellow bricks painted on to the ground. it demarcated a safe passage for kids to get from one place to the next -- school, after school programs and the like. it has been up for a while. people gotten used to it. not really paid much attention, may be. i got to see a kid skipping down the yellow brick road, careful
to get from brick to brick and there was that joy that you see when kids are around. that pathway goes directly through -- it's on the path of that corridor. that's the epicenter for the tenderloin drug market. i agree what the chief said. i gone to the police meetings i heard about it moving to seventh. your daily experience is not bad. the daily experience walking through there is that it actually is not reduced. i believe there may be connections. of course, it doesn't feel reduced. not four weeks ago a young boy
was walking with his young sister and their youngest on the way to the tenderloin community school on that same passage. they were attacked. everyone was aghast and shocked. but it is our daily experience there in the tenderloin. let me tell you where the police got it right. >> clerk: thank you caller. president cohen, that is the end of public comment. >> president cohen: to the last caller, i will be interested hearing what the police got it right. perhaps you could e-mail us the rest of your public comment. we can get it read in the record. very interesting commentary.
>> clerk: there's another public comment that just came in now. >> president cohen: let's see what this person has to say. >> clerk: good evening caller, you have two minutes. >> caller: thank you. i'm long-winded. >> president cohen: you are. >> caller: i'm going to keep it tight. when we were dealing with a heavy part of this right out of covid. what the captain did is deploy more officers during the time kids were walking to school in the morning and coming back at night and watch the dealers scatter was amazing. that clear path created. with the community officer on foot patroller day -- every day and every night. things are changing and there's an opportunity. when you have this conversation
about open drug dealing in the tenderloin, please take a look at the street level drug dealing task force recommendations. we paid $200,000 for it. it should be considered as you all are thinking about it. i'll reach out to others about the community meeting you guys talked about last week. i got some opportunities for you. i will send that e-mail. thank you chief for doing what you can. thank you commissioners. >> president cohen: thank you. time is up. thank you. >> clerk: that is the end of public comment. >> president cohen: let's go to the executive director. thank you. >> good evening. let me start with our statistics here. we are currently at 678 cases
that have been open so far this year. this time last year we were at 699. we closed 765 cases so far this year and currently our docket is 71 cases. be-- we sustained 41 cases which is up from the amount last year which was 37. we have 20 cases who's investigations have gone beyond the nine month period. that's down from this time last year. we have mediated 36 cases so far this year. of the cases, of the 20 cases that have investigations that have exceeded nine months, 18 cases are toll cases. we currently have nine cases that are pending with the police commission. we are awaiting six case decisions for chief decisions.
in terms of what has gone on this week and the cases that have come in the office are 11 cases which is a total of 14 different allegations, 36% of those allegations involve issuing a citation without cause, 36% of those cases were for officer behaving or speaking inappropriately, allegedly. nine% of the allegations were for officer displaying threatening, intimidating and harassing behavior. the types of cases were for involved traffic stops, parking citations and one of the cases was for an allegation of an officer making racist comments. by breakdown for the districts, these cases came from three of those cases were from northern station.
all of those cases involve allegations of an officer behaving or speaking inappropriately to a civilian. in the tenderloin, two cases came in and those were for the citation without cause and one for harassing behavior. there was a case out of southern station as well. in terms of the audit this week, we had our exit conference for the dgo8.10 audit. that was today. the goal is for d.p.a. to provide their final draft to the police department next week for response to the reports recommendation. the draft was submitted today to sfpd and next week is the response based on the recommendations within the report.
as a reminder this report is on first amendment activity. the previous report was for use of force. this week, we had our quarterly meeting with the coalition. the coalition is an organization that we put together at d.p.a. for all of the oversight, agencies that exist in the state of california. we meet quarterly. this meeting was attended by the president of an organization. also co-presenting at this week's meeting was executive director oakland community police report. the other presentation was for local officials and their staff on sheriff and oversight. many of the agencies in the state also do oversight with the sheriff as well.
conversation for upcoming meetings are 1421 strategy and management. also we have for the monthly report, a heavy august statistics. that i will present. in august the d.p.a. received 67 complaints which was an increase 29% from the same period last year but a decrease of 5% today. total cases received at that time was 529 and of those 67 cases they involve a total of 169 allegations. i won't break them down. they are filed and available on our website. also in the september statistics, we received 63 complaints which in that month was an increase of 24% from the same period last year.
a decrease of 5% year to date from the previous year. total cases in september cumulatively were 595. of the 63 cases that were collected in september, they involved total of 119 allegations which are also broken down on our website and available as well. i think we last month, i wanted to mention this for october. i think we brought this issue out at the last police commission. in october, we disclosed over 2000 pages of documents for 1421. that's the largest disclosure that we ever had in a particular month. i wanted to articulate that and point it out. we were talking about it last month. the issue came up i believe in public comment that the disclosures had slowed down. if they have, it is not at
d.p.a. currently, we released over 32,000 pages for 1421 records to the public. since the law has gone into effect. there are no cases in closed session with d.p.a. currently on the call with me in case there are issues to be followed up upon one of our senior investigators steve ball. if anyone has any further questions or like to get into contact with d.p.a. directly, website sfgovtv.org/dpa. i believe that concludes my
line item 6 is commission report. commission reports will be limited to a brief description of activities and announcements. commission discussion will be limited to determining whether to calendar any of the issues raised for a future commission meeting. commission president's report, commissioner's reports and commission announcements and scheduling of items identified for consideration at future commission meetings. >> vice president elias: we had a productive meeting with the chief and staff. we hope to have ready for the full commission the first or second week of december for approval. that's what i have to report this week. any other commissioners have anything to report. we'll start with commissioner
hamasaki? >> commissioner hamasaki: i look forward to seeing the report. as folks know, i've been working with the coalition been pretty much everybody involved. pedestrian, bike, traffic safety around trying to figure out how to reduce racial disparities in traffic stops and searches. i believe the coalition will be reaching out to the chief and president cohen to set up a next steps meeting. i think that's going to be taking off and how we're going to format that will be part of the next
we had a meeting this morning. that's what's on my plate right now. thank you. >> vice president elias: thank you. commissioner byrne? >> commissioner byrne: two things to report. commissioner yee and i are meeting with chief scott on friday. concerning the upcoming discussion on the open drug dealing in the tenderloin. last saturday i had an opportunity -- the captain met with me 1:00. earlier there was a small demonstration over to city hall in demonstrating their concern of the open drug dealing that is
going on in the tenderloin. i spent four hours down in the tenderloin. i walked the beat with two wonderful officers. we stayed in the middle of the street in front of the apartment building, which is the real epicenter. enough time was spent there they moved around the corner. police got a call for service to go there. we went there and then they scattered again. during the week the captain put a command van at the corner of turk and hyde as a result, that corner was actually clear and
walked. it's the best i've seen it. it is indeed a cat and mouse type of thing. the officers need to be commended. lot of the time we stopped to see people clearly addicted to drugs. make sure they were awake and talking so that emergency services needed to be called. it's safety with respect in san francisco. they were trying to keep residents in san francisco city safe. it was a thoroughly -- i must say, enjoyable because i saw the
difference those officers were making and how much more things were done. we can take that part of the city for its residents. >> vice president elias: commiss ioner byrne do you attribute the improvement to the actual officers out there on the street patrolling? >> commissioner byrne: yes, it's clear. you have ex-felons that are no longer addicted to drugs. coming up and complimenting the officers. it is amazing the welcome. when i walked around, not the first time i done this -- the idea of taking this area back, which has a huge amount of children. of course, you see two lovely
parks with swings and slides with no children, it's absolutely devastating. because of what's going on. a child we saw, a saw a mother holding her hand, she had to put her arm around her. for fear even holding her hand, the child would not be safe. there is life in the tenderloin despite what goes on, it's a vibrant community. it's full of life. people need to be able -- at least during the day -- to walk the street without the fear of somebody coming up. the idea that they scatter as the chief pointed out when you show up, that's fine.
many of them not from the city. they come in peddle this fentanyl to the people. it was enough lifting experience for me once again. >> vice president elias: i look forward to the presentations that you requested to be agendized. >> commissioner byrne: we're going to talk about statistics and deployment. niese are -- these are important things. this area has seen the greatest rise in gun violence this year. it's a much smaller condensed area. i think that the police commission, police department need to make a statement so most people who come and peddle this
poison, that we are here. we don't want you here. we want to do it in a respectful manner to the local residents. what what i have seen so far, down there, i been going down there, i usually driver there three times a week and sometimes four. seeing it, i'm seeing greater police presence. i commend the captain placing that van there. it makes a statement to the neighbors that we do care. that corner was the best i've seen so far. there's still dealing going on leavenworth street between golden gate and church. it's unbelievable. >> vice president elias: i look forward to hearing the
solutions. >> commissioner byrne: the presence alone, uniformed officers on their feet, definitely makes a difference. i have noticed it now, definitely does make a difference. again, people -- the idea that the officers check to see their well-being. it's to be commended. they are -- you don't know when you go up to them because they are asleep. are they o.d. the officer has to approach them. look, are you awake. if they do not respond, they may be their last breath on this planet. that's what they do. they go up and do that, it's very important. these people hopefully will be
able to deal better with their addiction. everybody in life deserves a second chance. so do those poor people. >> vice president elias: commiss ioner yee? >> commissioner yee: i want to echo the commissioner. in chinatown area, -- i'm looking forward going down there to the tenderloin. i used to work out in that area. i know what it's like out there. it's a challenge. now it's ten fold with the rise of the fentanyl and the drug dealing. may be we can have other
solutions than this buy bust. i'm looking forward to talking to the chief on that. i wanted to tell vice president cindy elias, you missed our marine -- [ indiscernible ] it's a beautiful day. it's nice and clear. i know you probably had other pressing things to do. went on a tour with sergeant keith matthews. he explained that the obligation that the city and county is for. looking at technologies they do use is very eye opening. it's similar to like air traffic controller. it's on the seas. it's been great investment for us and the city.
may be we should have 24-hour and around the clock. they do manage it very well. since you don't hear too much from them. they are doing a job. excellent job keeping us safe. i won't go too far in that. i ask that if anybody interested in going on a ride there, it will be nice to make sure that the way -- make sure there's no white caps out there when you do go.
i'm looking forward to meeting with the chief on this coming friday. that ends my report. by the way, we also was invited to meet our new city attorney, david chu. we wish him the best and looking forward to working with him and the police commission. thank you. >> vice president elias: thank you commissioner yee taking it for the team. i appreciate your effort to go there.
>> commissioner yee: let's give them a call and probably book a time and date when they can come by. >> that's a fantastic idea. sergeant youngblood and sergeant reynolds make a note please. >> president cohen: i want to make a brief statement. we will be sending an invitation to supervisor stefan to discuss with us piece of legislation that is going to be heard and voted on in the board of supervisors' coming the first of the year in january 2022.
that's all i have at this time. sergeant reynolds, we can take public comment. >> good evening caller, you have two minutes. >> caller: i wanted to specific to mr. byrne's report. i wanted to highlight another portion of the findings of the iron law prohibition. specifically, i wanted to talk about popular -- hard liquor. it has a parallel -- marijuana, also found too troublesome to
smuggle across borders, much higher potency. as we suggest, we might have an easy solution of more policing or more police officers in these specific sections, that might make us safer. i ask the police commission to consider whether or not their actions are causing this crises on our streets and whether as you can demonstrate, those actions are causing our society to be more dangerous and causing these substances to be in use
rather than the less potent substances that will be safer. as we consider mr. byrne's suggestion that it might be easy with the simple reallocation of police personnel, i ask to consider whether or not it might be impossible and doing so might be dangerous. thank you. >> thank you. that concludes public comment. >> president cohen: thank you very much. next item. >> clerk: item 7, presentation of the firearm discharge review board and incustody death review board findings and recommendations, third quarter, 2021 report, discussion. >> good evening.
officers responded to neiman marcus. officers recorded the suspect to place his hands behind his back. he refused. officers went to handcuff the suspect. when he went down on his left side, flex cuffs were placed. the suspect was immediately placed in position of recovery, and then walks to their patrol car.
officers requested -- while walking to their patrol car, the suspect was placed on the ground. officers began cpr. medics arrive the and took over cpr. the suspect was transported to spmc where he was pronounced dead five days later by the staff. the recommendations to the chief of police is in policy. in summary on july 30, 2015, officers were dispatched to san francisco and richardson street when the parties involved fighting as one chased the other. officers met with one party confirming the suspects.
officers drove eastbound. the suspect attacked her, thrown her to the ground and began punching her in the face. the passenger officer came for assistance and also thrown to the ground. both officers got to their feet, fought with the suspect and repeatedly commanded him to stop. the suspect ordered officers to shoot him. the suspect walked eastbound as officers reported him to stop. the suspect walked to the international house of pancakes where he banged his fist on the glass door.
the suspect was ordered to the ground but did not comply. the suspect placed both his hand in his pocket as if he was reaching for something. the officer commanded him to the ground. the suspect ignored all demands and continued eastbound lombard. he place the his left arm under his torso. due to the suspect's size, flex cuffs were used. the suspect continued to resist by rocking his body and flailing his leg. the suspect was monitored with no indication of a medical emergency. the suspect was placed into a position of recovery and the
hobble was removed. officers could perform chest compressions and the suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene. last case, on january 5, 2019. an individual came to the tenderloin police station requesting -- at 8:00 p.m., officers were at cpmc on an unrelated matter. officers believe he was going to be influenced of a narcotic stimulus. officers observed the suspect to become ring aand paced the
the suspect was placed in position of recovery but no pulse was found. recommendation to chief of police is in policy. this grid identifies the status of the current open investigations. the one that i would bring your attention to will be third, fifth and sixth lines. those will be presented a they fall under the fourth. as it stands now, there are no
open in custody death investigations. i believe that concludes the presentation. >> president cohen: thank you very much for that presentation. very informative. do you have any questions? commissioner hamasaki and then commissioner byrne. >> commissioner hamasaki: thank you president cohen. i feel like i know this, i can't recall, is there any independent agency that review these deaths? do d.p.a. review them or is there any way where the public can have can haves there's a mutual party reviewing these. >> is there an external entity that's assisting in the
investigation? not that i'm aair of. >> in respond to that, we had the same comments for a child while. we have been raising the issue of transitioning serious and into review. we goes beyond to look at all uses of force including weapons used and we think is best practices. we talked about it in the past. i wanted to -- >> the expanded version includes
>> we do still have work to do. i don't think we're that far off. i want to ask you as well as far as the information. of course the medical examiner's office investigate the cause of death and there are depending on where that goes. if the call is a factor and it's a political political. if it's a medical by cause of death, the medical examiner would determine that as well. we have to wait for on the medical examiner before we can arrive at what the cause of death is. if it involve -- that can
>> something to think about. >> president cohen: commissioner byrne? >> commissioner byrne: commander ford. do you know the cause of death for these three individuals? >> it's interesting that you mention that. i can say that laws some -- i i can say that at least all three were methamphetamine use i won't paint it a -- methamphetamine was determining cause p.p.p. >> president cohen: anyone else like to ask a question?
same with the third one where you have coit. there are some other ones. -- there was a lot on board. >> president cohen: okay. i want to talk about -- there doesn't seem to be lot of detail when the subject was subdued when he was discovered not to have a pulse. this is filed with 15-003. he had just been very active. with details like this would
this be necessary to determine if an incustody death was in policy? >> every aspect falls in that category. >> president cohen: in 19-001 more clear what caused the suspect to come. open investigations? >> just a side note, on lombard and pierce. he was about 5'8", they interest -- his weight played a huge
role. he was a huge guy. he had huge risk. i remember this case personally. i knew people who were involved. i remember the commentary that it was met pretty -- he was a big guy. >> president cohen: i think it will be helpful if you guys include the cause of death in the summary? >> i will make note of that. >> president cohen: i think it will make more sense knowing the cause of death.
>> president cohen: all right, i'm seeing nothing in the chat. >> clerk: if you like to make public comment. please dial tar 3 now. there is no public comment. >> president cohen: great, thank you. thank you, commander. we appreciate you. >> line item 8. adjournment. action item. >> president cohen: motion to adjourn? >> motion. >> second. >> president cohen: all right. thank you very much for your service today. we are adjourned.
played in making this possible. as jack said, we also are sonnored to partner with john jn stewart. thank you for celebrating with us today. >> we are going to do tag teaming. bear with us. the mayor is a cup well minutes late. on the former site of the tom thefreeway we are reminded of te long histories of these sites. starting with the many generations of the ohlone people who lived here and on the bay that made up the site before filled in. by the 1980s these were on the
edge of the embarcadero recoast red-light district. evidence of tobacco and drugs. the practice of kidnapping men were all found during the excavations of these sites. in fact, many historic artifacts unearthed have been preserved and will be on display in both building lobbies. that way was an empty glass case in an month or two it will be filled with interesting stuff. after filling in of the bay and commercial uses the site was developed part of the freeway until it was demolished in 1991. then, thanks to the advocacy of the community including the friends at chinatown community development center that ensured
these newly surplus pieces of land would be dedicated to a critical public use here in san francisco affordable housing. [applause] >> to continue the story. in 2016 the mayor's office of housing issued request for proposals on behalf of the city and the port. for two parcels known as 322-1 and the dwp parcel where we are today. as is the mayor's office of housing custom they knew what they wanted, gave us a detailed program of rough sizes and affordability. there are unique things here as a result of that. we also had the benefit of community design workshop organized by the city and i think we were the beneficiary of drawings and input from the
community as many of you know this community is very engaged. with that information in hand, we set about the task of trying to assemble a team to design, build, operate and finance and build the building. bridge housen and john stewart per successful on a project not far from here on bay street. north beach place. for 12 years before, we built senior housing, family housing, child care, neighborhood serving retail, all of the components that exist here. not a very big leap to say let's use what we learned there and recreate it here. state-of-the-art 2016 at the time. memorable for me. i have been doing this for about 25 years. i will never forget about a month of effort. that is how much time you have
when the r.f.p. comes out to present the building to the city. i worked with jack and jon stewart was directly involved. i had known don for a long time. he was friends with don turner. i would see him in the office and say hi, never shoulder to shoulder with him. i made it memorable. he brought the standard humor and passion to this effort which included neighborhood serving restaurant here that was desired by the neighborhood and by us not a small decision. it basically was investment that bridge and john stewart were going to make in the neighborhood. i am excited. these buildings represent to me the physical manifestation of
everything john was about. legions of san franciscans of all ages will live here with dignity for a long time. for myself i am grateful to participate in a small way alongside john steward. thank you. >> thank you, brad. it is mixed feelings we difficult the ribbon, of course. following our selection by the city and the neighborhood representatives as the developer of the site, the development team embarked upon intensive community outreach and design process involving multiple neighborhood groups that marie will talk to later. the port itself, city, historic preservation and many additional stakeholders. collaborative process that represents the best of san
francisco i lot of give and take and serving the community and generating public benefit. leveraging public private partnership for public benefit. we put together the mother of mixed-use projects, as brad mentioned multigenerational affordable housing for low income seniors and families, first subsidized units for missing middle moderate income housing. permanent housing for homeless. neighborhoods targeting a coffee shop, family style restaurant in broadway cove. mixed income child care operated by the ymca of san francisco and robust resident services company from lutheran social services and ymca serving all residents
of the two buildings. broad wage of sizes 24 studios. 65 one bedrooms, and income from homeless 30% medium up to 120% of medium and preference for households with certificates of parties operation preference who were displaced by redevelopment and households relocated from the city's dynamic hope sf redomprojects in potraro. this is for every type of san francisco needing a helping hand. we are very proud of that. [applause] this doesn't happen
without political vision and fearlessness. it is a great pleasure for me. i mentioned earlier the land under broadway cove owned by the port of san francisco. the port graciously granted a long term lease for affordable housing. i am proud to introduce if executive director of the port of san francisco. one of on only 12 women in the ports of united states. there are 350 of them. welcome elaine forbes. >> welcome, jack. ports aren't doing that great on gender equality. we hope they move along. the story has been told as well as the details of the units. i will skip that in my remarks. first we are excited to see everyone today. this is an incredibly important
project for the port. we hadn't always gotten development right in this part of town, but this project really came together for us. generally speaking, port property is not appropriate for housing because it is a private use. we really had to work with state lands commission to identify this was appropriate for housing. we found a 75 year ground lease to allow the project to happen. i want to thank my staff here today working so hard with the state lands commission, the community residents to get this right. as direct or i can't say how proud we are to bring affordable housing to a very high cost area in the waterfront. waterfront property for affordable housing for people in a welcoming in the neighborhood for diversity and -- diversity
and equity. we are proud to be part of this. thank you for being here. we can't wait for the ribbon-cutting. thank you,. (applause). >> i will add thanks for the amazing partnership that allowed us to be here today. the next speaker is a fighter for affordable housing and true champion for the neighbors of district 3. this project was conceived in 2015-2016, supervisor peskin was running for his third term after a little time off. he took office just in time. really to be the force to get this beautiful complex built. join me in warmly welcoming supervisor aaron peskin. (applause). >> thank you, brad. it is really a pleasure to be back with the team i started