March 20, 2024 Police Commission meeting

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

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    Agenda

    1. Weekly Officer Recognition Certificate

      Presentation of an Officer who has gone above and beyond in the performance of their duties.

      -      Sergeant Michael Zhang, Star No. 4236, Special Investigations Division

    2. 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 DPA personnel.  Under Police Commission Rules of Order, during public comment, neither Police or DPA personnel, nor Commissioners are required to respond to questions presented by the public but, may provide a brief response.  Individual Commissioners and Police and DPA personnel should refrain, however, from entering into any debates or discussion with speakers during public comment.)

    3. Consent Calendar (RECEIVE & FILE; ACTION)

      - AMENDED Department General Order 11.02, “Secondary Employment”, Annual Report 2023

      - Photo Booth Donation for SFPD’s Annual Bring Your Child to Work Day event, worth an estimated $500.

      - SFPD 1421 and SB 16 Monthly Report (February 29, 2024)

      - DPA 1421 and SB 16 Monthly Report (March 2, 2024)

      Pursuant to the request of the Police Commission, the Department provides this monthly update on the status of Public Record Act Requests received relating to Senate Bill 1421, Peace Officers: release of records. This report is a cumulative record of all requests and the production of documents since SB 1421 became effective on January 1, 2019 and is calculated for a month-over-month comparison

    4. Chief’s Report (DISCUSSION)

      - Weekly crime trends and public safety concerns (Provide an overview of offenses, incidents, or events occurring in San Francisco having an impact on public safety. Commission discussion on unplanned events and activities the Chief describes will be limited to determining whether to calendar for a future meeting.)

       

       

       

       

    5. DPA Director’s Report (DISCUSSION)

      - Report on recent DPA activities, and announcements (Commission discussion will be limited to determining whether to calendar any of the issues raised for a future Commission meeting.)

       

       

       

       

    6. Commission Reports (ACTION)

      (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

      - Commissioners' Reports

      - Commission announcements and scheduling of items identified for consideration at future Commission meetings (ACTION)

       

    7. Presentation of the Annual Report required under Department General Order 5.20, “Language Access Services for Limited English Proficient (LEP) Persons (DISCUSSION)

      including addressing the delay in reporting for 2022, a five-year overview of data, and efforts to improve language access. (DISCUSSION)

      - Follow up presentation from The Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA), at the request of the Commission (DISCUSSION)

    8. Public comment on all matters pertaining to Item 10 below, Closed Session, including public comment on Item 9, vote whether to hold Item 10 in closed session.
    9. Vote on whether to hold Item 10 in Closed Session (San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.10) (ACTION)
    10. Closed Session

      Roll Call;

      a.    CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL AND LABOR NEGOTIATOR – Existing Litigation. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1) and San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.10(d)(1):
      City Negotiator: LaWanna Preston, SFPD Labor Relations Director
      Anticipated Issues: Discussion on DGO 9.07 (DISCUSSION)
       

      b. PERSONNEL EXCEPTION.  Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957(b) (1) and San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.10(b) and Penal Code Section 832.7:

      Discussion and possible action to decide guilt and penalty, if needed, or take other action, if necessary, on the appeal of Chief’s suspension in DPA Case No. 43112B (DISCUSSION & POSSIBLE ACTION)

      c. PERSONNEL EXCEPTION. Pursuant to Government Code section 54957(b)(1) and San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.10(b) and Penal Code Section 832.7: 

      Discussion and possible action to adopt Findings of Fact regarding Commission’s decisions on 1/17/24, the Re-Hearing of Commission’s March 7, 2022 Decision per Decision in Appeal under OAH Case No. 2022090221, regarding disciplinary charges filed in Case No. RMW C08-166 and C08-167 (DISCUSSION & POSSIBLE ACTION)

      d. PERSONNEL EXCEPTION. Pursuant to Government Code section 54957(b)(1) and San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.10(b) and Penal Code Section 832.7:

      Discussion and possible action to adopt Findings of Fact regarding Commission’s decisions on 1/17/24 on the appeal of Chief’s decision filed in Case No. DPA 44475-20 (DISCUSSION & POSSIBLE ACTION)

      e. PERSONNEL EXCEPTION. Pursuant to Government Code section 54957(b)(1) and San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.10(b) and Penal Code Section 832.7:

      Discussion and possible action to adopt Findings of Fact regarding Commission’s decisions on 1/11/23 on the appeal of Chief’s decision filed in Case No. IAD 2019-0123A (DISCUSSION & POSSIBLE ACTION)

      f. PERSONNEL EXCEPTION. Pursuant to Government Code section 54957(b)(1) and San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.10(b) and Penal Code Section 832.7:

      Discussion and possible action to adopt Findings of Fact regarding Commission’s decisions on 1/11/23 on the appeal of Chief’s decision filed in Case No. IAD 2019-0123B (DISCUSSION & POSSIBLE ACTION)

    11. Vote to elect whether to disclose any or all discussion on Item 10 held in closed (San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.10) (ACTION)
    12. Adjournment

    Date & Time

    Wednesday, March 20, 2024
    5:30 pm

    Police Department

    Police Commission
    City Hall
    1 Dr Carlton B. Goodlett Place
    Room 400
    San Francisco, CA 94102
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