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i tried to develop the officers. i want to see them promoted, but i want to see them learn the job. abatement. i have a heck of a time. dr. brick from the bronx center has done a great job. brick center has done a great job. sometimes statistics can throw you off. knowing the baseline for us, the midnight hours, the prime crime time from midnight until 7:00 in the morning, maybe 7:00 until 5:00, we compressed and contracted assignments. we adjusted robbery. the robbery of great men team -- abatement team. this is where an officer was
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robbed on the street. there is real time data and it helps our schedule. nine arrests for robbery where the officer was robbed. reduce prescription fills. legal narcotics sales, it is disturbing to me. they are carrying oxycontin and prescription pills. the prescription pills are stifling the neighborhood. we try internal programs. walgreens will come in next month and help us identify phony prescriptions. a dea task force is coming in. again, we have to have some intervention with this. i am not naive.
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it is not illegal to possess prescription drugs, but it is illegal to sell them. our society is got into the point -- we cracked -- i cracked the century mark. i cractake lipitor. some of these prescription drugs, it is the point where, i am talking in the office, some of these individuals, i understand, for economic reasons, you are buying food, alcohol, cigarettes, you cannot sell prescription drugs. three or four at a time -- especially run the school. you have kids. you have people going to rehab. it is not conducive. people are buying them as they try to go to a drug program. you have schools and
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playgrounds. school just returned. we have two cops at golden gate. put a hat on, get your coffee. make sure they are there for the kids with the backpacks. it is a little bit of visibility. it goes a long way. they will only be there for 45 minutes, and it makes a big difference. we had a gentleman 1,000 feet in front of the school. some people were great serving on the community board. they gave us the license plate and the car. i measured it. 552 feet. 1,000 feet from the school. that is what i told him. go away. you have to do things within the law.
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probable cause, reasonable suspicion, it is important to understand we have to keep this area free for the kids in the street. elevate the security baseline. i mentioned open area parks. we have officers go out to one part in the morning to open it up. there is no reason it cannot be used by families. we are working on the library. i talked to people with the asian art museum today. we will see what we are going to do with that. basically, we have 84 officers and our bid officer. this is the breakdown. we're heavier on the night watches. it is needed there. right now, 84 and the bid. the bid is the officer in union square.
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he's usually on a bicycle or on foot. any questions about the staffing? the breakdown of the district's -- >> i did have a question. the bilingual personnel section of that, i am glad you provided us with that. it shows an awareness of the language needs. i wanted to get information about that. there is a very large asian population and southeast asian population. how does that work for your district? do you have a need for more bilingual officers? how is the language access policy work? >> there is always a need for bilingual officers. that includes french and german because of tourists. we have two. wanna is a driver. -- one is a driver. we have a mandarin-speaking one.
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cantonese. we would like to get a couple more of those, if we could. our numbers always could be better, especially -- we are in the cambodian -- in this community, that is more of a need for us. we do have one japanese that is not up there, also. >> how are you able to address those needs? cambodian, it is harder to get that language. >> i had some women, mothers come in the office. we had someone translate. there was a problem in a building. there was a question about gangs. we told them to document these four reports. we had a translator come in. no one spoke the language. that was a preplanned one. it was not something that was not planned. there are enough resources in
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town where you can find a language available. there is always a community member to help. something that is a preplanned event, an interview, that is easy. the unplanned event, you speak to someone on the street, a crime victim, a casual conversation, they want to explain something to you in their language, that is difficult. we are working on it as best we can. >> ok. >> next slide. here is the breakdown of the demographics of the area. this data will be updated within the next six months. we are in 2010. this is outdated. call for service. our response members are little better than the rest of the city. we are not pating our back
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because we have the smallest district. that makes a difference. the weekdays are the tourist areas. we have a pretty good response time, but we are in the smallest district in the city. we have a breakdown of total calls in the area. it is busy. this is a busy district. a lot of the stuff we have in the district is on view from the citizens. it is pretty well spread out. any questions on that? >> i don't know if you could clarify a little more with the previous chart, the miscellaneous officer initiated, those two make up a pretty large chunk. the blue. >> that could be arrests,
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examples are when officers have trash cleanup on the street. they are calls that are logged in. dpw services, clean up on the street, it encompasses -- a lot of it is customer-friendly here. it is a busy district for that kind of thing. people go up to the window, the officer on the street. people come in the station and i will take the report. i don't mind taking the report. >> where do drugs crimes, -- drug crimes come in? >> that is part two of the other one there. where is it? that would be a part two crime. probably in miscellaneous. there is more miscellaneous. i will go over the numbers in a
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minute. mark? >> crime is down a little bit. one homicide happened last week, the week before last. a young man at his demise that did not live in the neighborhood and the suspects and don't live in the neighborhood. it is an ongoing investigation. officers were on the spot and chased one of the suspects. he got a way around the corner. it is an ongoing investigation. the officers did a very good job. we will talk about firearms. >> robberies were up a little bit. we had eight to nine or so. we had decoy operations. we need to do a little bit better job than that. prescription pills, they have lose money, people are getting
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robbed. we have housewives coming in here. it is stifling us. part one crimes, you can look at that. i don't want to dwell on the numbers too much. for the public, there are extra ones over there. come to the station and we can give you a packet tomorrow or during the week. part one arrests, there are the rest numbers for you. that is the part 1 arrest. part one, serious felonies. we talked about organized and disorganized crime. we are working on that. we tracked our own. we brought back the old book.
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this is a big, old book. everything is locked -- logged. we have a general idea who is coming through the station and what they are getting booked for. dressed arrestsdrug -- drug arrests, we have illegal drug sales down in the lc quarter. for the day yesterday, 15 felonies. 12 of them were related to narcotics. total for the year, we have223 2239 felony arrests for the station. there's a point where you have to take action. we try to intervene for most of these in the book -- individuals involved.
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increased numbers, pill sales. oxycontin is a large portion of the pill arrests. 104 so far. heroin, 45. 24, rock cocaine. marijuana is 46. those are sales to a police officer, mostly. illegal sales to the officer, not possession. with some of the crimes we talked about earlier, muni crimes, we have 38 up on the top, five fulton. it is the illegal boarding on the back of the bus. if you look get a -- look at a
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bus, there is always some kind of contact with the muni employee, you hope. back of the bus, crooks don't pay. some people have muni fast passes. don't rear-board. that takes a lot of the crime coming through this district. it helps a lot. we have cut down a lot of the ipod and robbery thefts. mark? that is the community justice center of on polk street. we are hoping to move some of the pillowcases. -- pill cases. some of them would be
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misdemeanors. i spoke to a judge about that at length. we are trying to work that way, to push that way for those individuals who are not really involved for the money. i hear that at every meeting i go to. trafficking. greg and his glory years. we are right on par. this is an urban area. we have no stop signs, red light violations. tenderloin is on the bottom. no fatalities. next one? do this quickly. it is traffic.
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collisions are very low. next one. programs. i mentioned the police advisory board. they are outstanding. violence reduction enforcement, i mentioned the homicide. the chief and the assistant chief asked us to step it up down here on the weekend. 13 felonies and some tickets for people coming in the area who do not live in this area. that was important. there had to be a message sent. it was getting to the point where i don't want another situation that happened up in the central where a citizen or child is shot by a stray round coming through the district. if that happens, that is on us. we should not allow that. next one is traffic enforcement program. dpw, the big one is going on as
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we speak. retail organized crime threat -- crime theft. traditional retail theft, someone stealing a candy bar, a pair of jeans, it has gotten past that. the chief knows that. people order up property, coach purses, jeans, i ask my wife what they cost and she says she does not know because i do not buy any of them. i want this size, oil of olay, everything in drugstores are locked up. they steal it and sell it on the street. they try to get money to buy drugs or property. we reverse things on people.
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it has been successful. 53 cases prosecuted since we started this program last year. very time consuming. the district attorney works on these. we have to make sure it is done properly. we're not trying to get somebody running a free-market. these are professional criminals. they usually have up to $1,000 of cash on the. o-- on them. ipods, cell phones, people are buying them. brand new apple laptop went for $100 this morning. that is a serious problem. if you cut off the head of the snake, there is nobody -- no
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body. people leave the laptop on the table when they get a coffee. we are taking baby steps. it is ongoing. we need to run a little bit more. we will try to step that up. foot beats, that is self- explanatory. we try to compress the assignments. we try to follow up the plainclothes operations with visibility. it is important. after the homicide, i went to bed at 4 in the morning -- at 4:00 in the morning. the project would be here in this district.
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i came home the next day with flowers for the wife. she surprised me with a big, shiny cot. i get to put that in my office. joint operation with the mid- market foot patrol. we have our robbery operations. saturation patrol, outreach with prescription medications, gang monitoring. we have a lot of programs. i am begun acronyms. tag, tenderloin abatement graffiti. we're working on that, trying to get resources together. h.o.t. hotel outreach tenderloin. you go around town and see people wearing badges.
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it is nice to have, during the briefings, let the officers know what group is in town at the hilton so they have an idea if we go to recall, what people are staying in different hotels, what groups are there, and we can tell them they can check with the hotel or call us. everything is e-mail, voice mail. you cannot get a live person. that helps a little bit. next one. we have a lot of murals. here is one example. there is a beautiful one around the corner. i talked about open spaces. we have three. we had a basketball game the other day against the guardian angels. we did have a few kids in the ymca.
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we won. we did have some ringers. we have a safety program. national lights out has been successful. ramadan is going on. it ends in the next couple weeks. the feast is on the fourth of september. we have other festivals. toy drive, thanksgiving, halloween. next one. that is it. i did not want to explain every statistic. the it -- there is a quotation,
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regarding statistics, there are lies, damned lies, and statistics. numbers are very good to give us a bearing on what we have to do. problem solving with good, old- fashioned police work. we are trying to have a performance pushed down. it comes down to flat-out performance. the women over here at the station to a tremendous job. they showed that over the weekend when we have the shooting. they stepped up. this area, as i mentioned, i put it in the packet. i will not explain everything. you have heard pretty much all of them. i will open it up to the commission. >> could we do the public
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comment first? if we have questions, we can do it after that. thank you very much for the presentation. >> you are welcome. president marshall: please call number 3. >> item 3 is public comment. this is where the public may address the commission. president marshall: public comment coming here is the microphone. you can line up over here. you have three minutes. you can comment on anything so far. yes, sir. >> i have a couple of topics. first of all, i wanted to start off with comments made by the police chief pertaining to the tourists, the people that were from germany, where the man's wife was assassinated. the comment that the police
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chief made saying that he was outraged that he did not receive any calls from the public or the communities sharing the outrage that he felt within his staff and also the victim's husband, i want to submit to you that the communities are feeling just as much pain as you did. the fact you did not hear from us as you said you were hearing from lower-level crimes by the community pertaining to misdemeanors and felonies taking place within the communities is a clear-cut example of a lack of communication between the communities and a lack of understanding between the chief and people like myself. all of us feel great shame and pain for that tourist to come in our city and have his wife assassinated, especially in the manner of a vacation for herself. the fact is the community people
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who are economically disadvantaged, when they take their time and money to report calls to the police on misdemeanors and felonies that are taking place within their families or within their selves -- themselves takes money and time to do something like that. the fact that that was a homicide that took place in the tourist section, that case was on the news at 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, and 9:00 a.m., and on the 12:00 news -- i mean, "o'clock afternoon news. -- 12:00 at afternoon news. you have more than enough publicity. this is out in the open. crimes are taking place within the community to the families
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and the people who sent you e- mails, who spend their limited money and time to e-mail you and make police calls. it is an effort out of the range of the income and the extra effort to do so. even though you are not being notified by the public about the crime like what you experienced with the german tourist, the pain is felt. i want to turn to a situation where when calls are made to your police organization pertaining to 911 calls, and they are incorporated as a misdemeanor in fraction or felony, it is not taken seriously. nothing is done more than a talking-to to the person being called on. i would like to have more time. president marshall: that is it. three minutes. thank you very much. >> my name is paulette brown.
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this is my son. he was murdered in 2006. august 14 of this year will be the fourth anniversary of his death. i still have no justice for my son's case. i have not talked to anyone. i have not heard anything. i am out there myself, risking my life, trying to solve my own son's case. i have this poster right here that was given to me that i cannot post anywhere because it is being taken down by my neighbors. i have been in my neighborhood for 25 years. i have a right to set -- to hang these posters up. he was born there and he died there. the schools are taking them down because they're worried about money. what about life? my son went to school there. we are talking about heritage. i'm african-american. my son is african-american.
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his father is a nigerian. what about that? we have a heritage. we have a family. what about us? it does not take just a skin color. it is everybody. what do i do? we mentioned that -- you mentioned the suspect for the lady that was killed not too long ago was found. you have the names and you have the people that did it. they have the people who killed my son, too. six strong men and shot my son. they were out there. they shot my son, a 17-year-old boy that was on his way to work. he had no time for anything. he had a mother and father. now we are no longer together. here is his father from nigeria. here my

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