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a chance at addressing their concerns in a timely manner and due to the limitations of law and whatnot, they lose out on an opportunity to pursue that if they don't get the materials, in a timely manner. and so, i look forward to hearing from anyone of you and i have emailed the analysis as well as my statement. sorry. and willing to work with you. all right. it is that important. thank you. >> thank you. >> any further public comment? >> hearing none, public comment is now closed, call the next item, item two. >> item two, chief report, report and discussion, we did that. >> review of recent activities >> good evening, chief. >> good evening commissioners it has been busy since last we
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met. august 30, thank you for the commissioners that came to see the 253th recruit class graduate 36 new, and we have another class that will start on september 30th and will start with 50. thanks to the commissioners who attended the medal of hour ceremony where 41 medals were awarded and the medal that was referenced in the public comment was not awarded and was misreported in the chronicle that evening. and then, again, thank you to the commissioners for attending the police fire mass on september 8th, at saint monica's and much appreciated as we remember those that fell on 9/11. deputy chief just stepped outside, recently went sailing with a bunch of youngsters from the middle school. and a group of folks that own
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these boats offered to take the kids out on the bay that had never been sailing before and so we sent the deputy chief because she has never been sailing before. everybody was just as nervous and took care of each other and it was a great interaction and officer padmoore went as well and it goes toward the engagement of youth and also, we don't have the name handy, but we also had one of future graduate kids recognized by the white house he and a family member will be going back there as one of the kids that contributed the most to his or her community during a summer youth program which is a big deal to president obama. so it is working going forward. our other big announcement was on monday, where we announced that we are rolling out cell phones to all officers in
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operations and special operations which effectively means that every officer, patrolling the streets of san francisco by year-end will have a smart phone with internet capability in his or her position regardless of the assignment. the phones include protective cases, data plans and security hardware, and software hardware. and they, we got a great deal on the phones from the provider, and verizon and the phones were actually free. but we could not get a pass from the state of california on the tax. the lion's share of the cost, is in the service, and the current and the phone capabilities right now, are able to access our crime data warehouse, and cal photo, sf booking pictures, and the department-wide e-mail, and the network access to crime bullitons and the other phones
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that will go a long way, and phone calls and text messaging and camera and video recorder and voice recorder and talk to text and google language translation are all on these phones as we speak. over 500 of these phones were already out to central stations. and richmond station, and southern station, and tenderloin station and the tactical company, the violence response team and every class that is graduating starting with the last academy class will never know anything about having a cell phone in their possession, we intend to roll out the remainder of the phones for 1600 by the end of the year. and the thing that makes this phone different, than any other phone and makes the san francisco police department the only department in the state of california is that it is able to access data, which is state wide department of justice data
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and our attorney general was at the press conference and announced that we are the first department to get the justice mobile app on this phone. and where we can get access to the, again, the state of california, and information, which makes it safer all the way around. and we were required to get extra security on these phones, that it has to have a two factor au thenation one that you have which is a hard token and one that you know is a password and no data is stored on the phone and so they can't be spied on and so obviously, since all of the information that we access is either available to the public already, or privileged california department of justice information, protected by the california, we can't spy on anybody else, not that we ever would. and we can wife the devices remotely if they are ever misplaced. so all of our hopes are good
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and we are hoping that we have future capabilities to get real time alerts that we can send to officers immediately if they pop up on the phone. and any camera system that has ip-based for instance, the inside of a bank, let's say that there was a bank robbery in progress and it is possible and perhaps, to route any internal camera footage to a phone and so an officer will be able to see on the cell phone, what was going on inside of a bank, and or, on a mobile device, or on a command post. and then, gps and enable the alerts on the suspect and or the stolen vehicles as they come and we are looking right now into getting the track high iphone, app that will help us track down the stolen cell phones, in real time from these cell phone devices and so again, we came out with the radios one way and in the 30s is two ways and the 70s and i believe that ten years from now, this will be the industry
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standard, as far as every cop on the beat wherever in the state as these things get less expensive having them. >> with that, i want to thank everybody that helped in the process, certainly the commission, commissioner loftus for brokering the relationship with the doj and the mayor and the attorney general and certainly, susan and her award winning team and figuring it out with kelley and the chief administrative officer and how to get it done coit, which is the committee on internet technology for the city, and giving us a large portion of the budget that is paying for this. and i am happy to report that in talking with the poa, we are coming up with a real good sound policy, and i can't say enough about the officers embracing the scheduling and the staffing changes, and working more nights and more weekends and more hours, and more days, without compensation, and now, agreeing
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to embrace more technology after the warehouse and now these phones and it goes a long way to what we spoke of, that the year to day here in san francisco, homicides are at a record low, down 40 percent from where they were last year and shootings are down over 20 percent, and so i think that it goes a long way to the trust that we have with the community, and the support that we have from the city family and way that the officers are embracing efficiencies and technology and it all seems to be going in the right direction and i could not thank everybody involved more for supporting the effort and so with that, i will leave it open to questions. >> with reference to this new phone, you talked to and you told me about this app that will actually tell the officers where to look for crime and essentially has the crime mapping data in it and that is available now or is that down the road. >> and hopefully that is shortly down the road and that
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it is called predictive software and it analyzing all of the immediate data that comes into the crime data warehouse and gives you actually a likelihood of where all of the next particular crime might occur and it will come in particularly handy with regard to the property crimes which are up all over the state. and a lot of the departments are grapling with that as a lot of the low level offenders are getting early release all at once, verses over time. and so, i think that we will get a handle on it and certainly, technology is helping us put our people where they need to be right place right time. and fortunately it also has our clearance rates up with related homicides and violence. >> great, thank you. >> commissioner kingsley? >> that is terrific news, chief. and the capabilities that are provided with these new phones, is incredibly impressive. and also, echo the thanks to everybody, and yourself certainly too, for working hard
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to bring this about. and you mentioned that the phones will allow the access to the criminal records in california. and is there a data base that eventually we can get into that would give us information outside of the state, criminal records, that somebody might have? >> right, and so ncic is a national criminal data base. and i can see if there is a way to access that. i know that certain alerts are put into it by ncic. so, we will get some of that if the national data base decides to contribute to clutch, which is often the case. >> thank you. and the other question is did we get a good deal on servicing? >> we did. >> we got a great deal. and in fact the deal that we got was better than the current deal that the city had by about ten percent and so when we needed to buy a couple of apps
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that were required to make sure that we could get the justice mobile app and we were able to make a good deal all the way around. >> with the serving plan and the data and all of that. >> no, it is with the texting and the data and all. yes. >> thank you. >> and i guess that the special shout out there should go to fong of our telecommunication and his connection to verizon that made that happen. >> anything further for the chief? >> thank you. >> chief. >> commissioner loftus? >> my mind was elsewhere. just to follow up, i know that we have, and you have covered this before, i would just ask that if the people are watching miss brown did talk about the unsolved homicide of her son and i know that the question that she left and i want the public to be clear on is what more can bedo and we talk about the need for evidence in that case and i know that we talked about this before. but if you would not remind
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what is needed in that case if there is anything that folks can help. >> we did speak before and i will ask again tomorrow of homicide if we received any information since we discussed it on the anniversary sadly. on the 7th anniversary. and i am familiar with the names, that we see. these are the folks that people are talking about, but as we just spoke of a moment ago, we need someone to come forward or some physical evidence that can tie the folks to be able to make the case. so we continue to ask the public for assistance, and we are hopeful that some day we can bring this to some closure. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> please call line item number 2 b, please? >> 2 b, occ director's report, review of recent activity, discussion and presentation of the occ 2013 second quarter statistical report. presentation of the occmonthly
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comprehensive statistical reports and companion reports for the periods january 1, through august 31, 2013, and january 1, through august 31, 2012. and medation of complaints in august 2013 and sustained complaints in august of 2013. >> good evening, director hiks, how are you? >> i am fine, president, and good evening, members of the commissioner, chief and the members of the audience, we will start with the occ recent activities. in late october, the occ and the national association for civilian over site of law enforcement co-hosted a network event for civilian oversight practitioners in the bay area. and i would like to thank the members of the commission who attended. and in addition to the san francisco police commission, and office of the citizen complaint staff we had representatives from several khifl an oversight agencies in the bay area and we are rich in the civilian oversight agencies.
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and we had the citizen review board, the bart office of the independence police auditer, and the commission and the oakland's citizen review board and also in attendance, was deputy chief loka and from the san francisco police department, and then, finally, the richmond police commission had representatives as well. the purpose of the event was to informed the attendees about the national association for civilian oversight of law enforcement and i am on the board of nacol and also to inform them about the office of citizen complaints. and to establish a network for the attendees of and including future joint training sessions. and in addition, to that, last week, occ staff, staffed a table at a deferred action for childhood arrivals resource there.
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and that is a program for undocumented young people who meet the certain conditions and are pursuing education or military service. and well, it does not change their immigration status, it does, defer deportation. >> and so that concludes my report on occ recent activity. and i think that the next item is the 2013 second quarter statistical report. and that quarter ended july 30, and you have received several of those statistics in your packets as monthly comprehensive statistical report and so i will highlight a few areas in the second quarter report and at the end of the second quarter, the occ
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opened 332 new cases, and closed 350 cases. and during the 6-month period, the occ closed 18 more cases than it opened. and i misspoke that period ended june 30th, the occ closed the quarter with 299 cases which are 26 less pending cases than the close of the second quarter in 2012. and by the end of the 2013 second quarter, there were 236 pending cases from 2013, 61 from 2012 and two in 2011. and by the end of the second quarter, case filedings had declined by 12 percent from the 2012 second quarter. so complaints against the police officers, were down 12 percent. compared to the previous years in the end of second quarter and the occ staff had some vacantcy and we are now in the process of working so that they can see and so there was a 14
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percent decrease in the available investigators at the end of the second quarter, 2013 compared to the second quarter 2012, it did result in a higher caseload for the investigators and 21 verses 19 last year. and the average number of days to close the cases did increase, 6 percent from 161 days to 172 days, but, our goal is to conclude our investigations within 270 days, and so we were well within that goal for a very large percentage of our cases. and during the second quarter of 2013, the investigators close 176 cases with 79 percent of them closing within 270 days. and only 3 took more than a year to close. but, they were not sustainable cases. and this is similar to second quarter last year where 78 percent of the cases closed within nine months.
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moving to sustained cases, the sustained case rate by the end of the second quarter this year was 4 percent, and compared to 5 percent in 2012, and in the second quarter of this year, the occ sustained allegations in 7 cases one of them was for failure to collect the traffic stop data. and the closure time for sustained cases improved significantly. and the percentage of sustained cases completed within nine months it increased to 71 percent, compared to 16 percent, the second quarter of 2012. and finally in the second quarter of 2012 all sustained cases were completed in 365 days compared to one that was completed after 365 days second quarter last year but that was case was told and so it was discipline could be imposed in
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that case, and during the second quarter of 2013 sustained allegations of neglect of duty and 86 percent of them and, as i indicated one of them was for failure to collect the traffic stop data. and additional allegations included a conduct reflecting discredit and neglective duty and unwarranted action and then unnecessary force. and the chief discipline for adjudicating these occ sustained cases range from admonishments to suspensions. for complaints of note, the occ maintained in the inventory two cases involving alleged misconduct of multiple officers and unlawful searches and sro hotel rooms and those cases are continuing to remain open, pending the action by federal
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authority. and moving to officer-involved shootings, the occ investigated five officer-involved shootings and during the second quarter, four of them resulted in the death of the suspect. by the end of the second quarter, the occ continued to investigate three of the case and we closed two and none of them are sustainable allegations but none of them involving policy recommendation and in the area of medation, the occ mediated 12 cases during the second quarter, compared to 23 cases during the second quarter of 2012 when the program had a record two months for cases mediated bye-bye the end of the second quarter we had mediated 24 as compared to 36 in 2012. officer participation did decline during the first half of 2013. and nearly 14 percent of officers declined to mediate compared to 7 percent in 2012. and but, an informal poll of
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the officers indicated that they declined not because they were opposed to medation, but because of the particular facts of the case involved. and moving to out reach, they are listed in the report, our out reach activities but i will just talk about a few. and occ staff made a presentation regarding the services that it offers to a group at the center of juvenile and criminal justice. in june, staff members staffed informational tables at bay view connect, as well as the police department's career day for youth. and don salazar coordinator made a presentation to the classes at the community boards and uc berkeley and also attended the peace makary ward luncheon as well as an event sponsored by the conflict resolution services in the area of policy, analysis, marion is
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the occ policy analyst attorney and the policy work is an essential part of the occ mission, and it is mandated by charter, and during the second quarter, that they may continue the occ policy work in the areas of abusive force and language access and vehicle pursuits. our work focused on enhancing the police department use of force, protocols and particularly concerning incidents involving mentally ill individuals in crisis, two projects were completed that were on the occ plate along with the police department. and in april, the police department issued the department bulletin, 13-067. the use of option and reporting and medical assessment requirements. it implements the occ recommendations that the department use of force reporting and the investigation procedures, should include an incident when the individual complains of pain that persists
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beyond the officer's original physical control and hold and on june 26, this commission adopted revisions to the department, general order, 5.05 and the police department pursuit policy, and it placed pursuit policy and more decision making authority in the hands of the supervisor. and that concludes my report. >> thank very much, director hiks you have been very busy and thank you for hosting the conference and the case clearance rate is exceptional especially since you are down in staff. >> commissioner kingly? >> there is one more report, unless i should answer kingsley's question now. >> sure. >> thank you, director hiks i doebt want to interrupt your flow, you are on a roll here. >> one more it is very quick. this is the august 2013, statistical report, and they are in the packet, the occ opened 73 cases in august for a
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total of 487 cases opened as august 31st, we closed 75 cases for a total of 486 cases closed. and our backlog is one. and as of august 31st, case filedings were down six percent from august 31, 2012. so, the year started out with the very low case filings for the 25 percent down, from the previous year. complaints are picking up and so, now, by august 31st, the complaint filings were down 6 percent from the august 31, 2012, in the area of medation it was a busy month in august 8 cases were mediated for a total of 37 mediated cases this year. and the 8 cases of the highest number of mediated cases, in the months in 2013. and 2012 was the unique there. and there was a month where
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there were ten cases mediated and another one where there were eleven cases mediated. now that concludes all mief reports. >> thank you. >> and commissioner kingsley? >> thank you, director hiks, always very thorough and gives us a lot of good information and we appreciate it. >> and i was curious around the drop and the percentage of officers that are willing to engage in medation. and you indicated that that was fact-oriented and based on the officers had said that this was being due to the facts of the case. and can that be characterized in any way in terms of the type or the factual type of case that it is. and whether it is accessive use of force or just being disrespectful? and is there any factual pattern that arose in looking at those cases. >> not that i am aware of commissioner kingsley and i am sure that you are aware, cases
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that involve legal issues such as a search, or cases involving unnecessary force, are not mediated, generally. but i know, that what you are asking me is that is there a subject-type? and i have not been informed by miss salazar that that was the issue. >> okay. >> it would be interesting to know if there was some type of allegations that officers were particularly sensitive to and in terms of not wanting to mediate those types of complaints. >> we can certainly provide you with that information, that it is easy enough to do. >> all right. >> you are welcome. >> anything further for director hiks? >> thank you, director call item 2 c. >> 2 c, commission report, discussion, commission president's report and commissioners report. >> thank you. >> and as the chief told you it has been a real busy time since
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the last meeting here at city hall. we had all stages of the police career, we had a graduation, for the 46 members of the 235th recruit class and is it was great to see the very diverse class and extremely well educated class and all of families present and the chief gave a great speech from that we had a ceremony and the chief missed this where we swore in 40 plus new sergeants and ten lieutenant and one commander and it was the next stage of the career where we saw the families proud of the members that are rising throughout the ranks of san francisco's finest and it was great to see them and it was a great event and it was an honor and a pleasure to be there. >> and we had the police in fire mass and it is not what you think it is not catholic mass in a catholic church with a priest but we also had a rabi and a baptist minister and it is only san francisco event and the officers really appreciated the commissioners being there and it means a lot to them in
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honor of the police officers and firefighters active and retired who have died throughout the course of the year and it is a big, event and it means a lot to them and it is part of the history and the culture and we are the second oldest police department in the country. so there is a lot of ceremony and then we have the medal of valor ceremony it was an honor to in front of the officers that were awarded by the command staff and the medals of valor for unbelievable heroic activity and everything that a situation on post street where somebody was firing rounds between walls and a very crowded and inhabited area and set the building on fire and the firefighter kaos not go in because there was an active shooter and the police officers did go in, and until they neutralized the threat. and we had officers in the middle of a bank robbery and laid back and waited because he would have risked the other people in the bank if he would
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have fired the shot and tackled the armed robber and incredible acts of heroism and some of these families that we are hearing about for the first time and the men and woman that came in before us were incredible and the officers involved in shooting and life-and-death situations. and i will tell you this commissioner stands by each and every medal that was confirmed by this commission, and i am proud and honored to serve as a commissioner for those officers who risked their life for our city, and god forbid any writer or anybody second guesses them or anybody who has never sit in their shoes, i will not stand for it and finally. we had a ceremony for the officers that left us. and you will know about the police department when you go to one of those funerals and the command staff and the officers show up and the officer norman rice was a great guy, and he worked in the central district and he was three adam three david and his partner spoke and she talked
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about his career. and what he did for the city and what he cared about and it was just amazing and sad that he left us but honored to be in his funeral and it has been a busy time and i want to thank the police department. commissioners? >> just to comment on the medal of valor ceremony, it was not televised and i am glad that we are able to suggest that it be televised and it is like, i'm assuming this was one filmed and it will be televised but it is great that we now get to have that televised and the public gets to see the ceremony and i want to say another thing. it is actually great that we actually know the officers, and really it is a nice thing when they come here to shake your hand and you know them and you know, you just really, really, great. and when you know them, and