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earthquake to make it waterproof and to be more comfortable. we're here at spur in san francisco, this wonderful exhibit of safe enough to stay. and this is an example of what your home might be like after an earthquake. and we have today with us ben latimer from tvan. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> we'll talk about things you can do you don't have to be a professional contractor to make your home more livable after an earthquake. >> i want to talk about things a homeowner can do. we have comfort and we have things like a little bit of maybe safety if your front door is ajar and waterproofing if you have a leak in your roof, or if you have broken glass on the window. >> so unr, one of the most important fib use is keeping outside out and inside in.
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let's look at windows. >> let's assume this window is broken in the earthquake. we have wind and rain blowing in. one of the most important things you need to do as a homeowner is secure the plastic properly. if you just take staples or nails and put them into the plastic, we're going to get a strong wind and rip it right off. what i'm going to have somebody do is they're going to have -- this is an old piece of shingle. you might have -- everybody has a piece of wood in their basement. it doesn't have to be fancy. they take out this rusty screw begun, and hopefully you have one of these. >> there is one at the neighborhood support center. >> at the neighborhood support center. you're going to wrap this plastic around this board, take your screw. and then screw that in. >> you need a permit for this? >> you do need a permit for this. and you can contact the former head building inspector to get that permit. that's it. now when the wind blows, it's
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tight and it's not going to pull through, having a single point of contact. >> great. what about this door? take a look at this door. what can you do? let's say it doesn't shut tight. what can you do? >> for the sake of argument, we're on the inside. i can't lock my door at night. i have a very similar, very similar idea. i'm going to take my 2 by 4. i can put it across the jamb in the door. one. two. maybe i want another one up here, maybe another one down there. but i can go to sleep. and that quickly, i can get it off in the morning. >> terrific. what about the roof up here? we see people throw blue tarps over their roof after an earthquake. that seems reasonable. >> i think the blue tarp is reasonable. the things that people want to know that they need to know is if you have multiple tarps, how you overlap.
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starting from the bottom and moving up so that you're overlapping this way. so, rain running down doesn't slide under your tarp. >> right. >> and the same technique we did over here, as silly as it may sound, wrapping the end of that blue tarp with your board and then securing that if you can underneath, if you have to on top is fine. but making sure that you don't have an area where the wind is going to get under and bill owe that tarp. >> the wind can rip it right off. >> and then you're back up there again. >> let's go inside and check out what we can do inside. >> old fun. here we go. >> so, ben, i see you have nails, universal tool right here. >> man's best friend. duct tape. let me show you a couple things we can use this for after an earthquake. this window right here, because it's off kilter, we have open seams all along. i have a lot of air coming through. i want to stay comfortable at night. i want to keep that air out. it's as simple as that, all the way around. >> excellent. >> now i don't have any air coming in. let's say this one is one that
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would annoy me. everything is a little off. my doors won't stay closed. i take a piece of my favorite duct tape here, close it up. and at least it will stay out of my way when i'm trying to live throughout my day. if we're not talking about pressurized water, we're talking about just the drain, sometimes they're going to get a crack here. >> right, sure. >> and you're going to get a leak. duct tape around that is going to help us get through until we can get a plumber out and get that fixed as well. let's say we only have electricity in one room, so we're running extension cords across the house. if i'm going to run an extension cord from one room to the other, i don't want kids tripping on it. i don't want to trippon it. i take my trusty duct tape, tape it to the floor, and i don't have to worry about it getting kicked. >> great, great. look at this. let's look at the duct tape here because we see a big -- >> yes. in the event of an earthquake, i don't think we're going to have too many -- too much debris that's safe to put into a plastic bag, even as strong as it might be.
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these are called vice bags. this is what they use to put rice and things when they ship it. this is something where i take my glass, i can take broken pieces of wood, i can take anything sharp and fill it. and it's not going to puncture and come out. it's not going to fall all over the floor. i've not going to have it sticking out, maybe scratch myself, cut myself or anything like that. these are a great thing to have. >> you have a little go-to box for emergencies. that's great. thanks very much for joining us, ben. it's really been interesting. and i want to thank you all for joining us here at the spur urban center. and we'll see you again >> my name is kamal lane, and i've lived in san francisco for 30 -- let's say 31 years.
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i lived there a year february 29, 2017, my grandma's birthday. the thing that's cured my home is the mayor's office. when my number was called, i was excited because my number was number three. to rent a home in san francisco means that i'm able to be with my family to support me, me to support them. then, the opportunity for my daughter to get a good paying job. my favorite thing of my new home in hunters view is the view of the bay bridge, oakland, and a piece of the golden gate. it's peaceful and quiet, and they have a lot of activities for families. they have art class, where you can paint, they have trips, where they take the children. we went to a black art museum,
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we went to a jazz festival, we went ice skating. there's a lot -- they have a lot of activities up here, and that's one thing that i really love about it, i love my bedroom. it's peaceful, it's quiet, where i can think, play, and just have my quiet time. i love my bedroom. this is my home because this is where i live. me and my children, we love in here, we -- just being with my grand kids and loving somewhere and having somewhere is home. we love being together, and your heart -- wherever your heart is, that makes it home for you.
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>> providing excellent customer service to each other so that we can succeed together. because we're a small division out here, and we're separated from the rest of the p.u.c., a lot of people wear a lot of different hats. everyone is really adept not just at their own job assigned to them, but really understanding how their job relates to the other functions, and then, how they can work together with other functions in the organization to solve those problems and meet our core mission. >> we procure, track, and store materials and supplies for the project here. our real goal is to provide the best materials, services and supplies to the 250 people that work here at hetch hetchy, and turn, that supports everyone here in the city. i have a very small, but very efficient and effective team.
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we really focus hard on doing things right, and then focus on doing the right thing, that benefits everyone. >> the accounting team has several different functions. what happens is because we're so remote out here, we have small groups of people that have to do what the equivalent are of many people in the city. out here, our accounting team handles everything. they love it, they know it inside out, they cherish it, they do their best to make the system work at its most efficient. they work for ways to improve it all the time, and that's really an amazing thing. this is really unique because it's everybody across the board. they're invested it, and they do their best for it. >> they're a pretty dynamic team, actually. the warehouse team guys, and the gals over in accounting work very well together.
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i'm typically in engineering, so i don't work with them all day on an every day basis. so when i do, they've included me in their team and treated me as part of the family. it's pretty amazing. >> this team really understanding the mission of the organization and our responsibilities to deliver water and power, and the team also understands that in order to do that, we have a commitment to each other, so we're all committed to the success of the organization, and that means providing excellent customer service to each other so that we can succeed >> it's great to see everyone kind of get together and prove, that you know, building our culture is something that can be reckoned with.
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>> i am desi, chair of economic development for soma filipinos. so that -- [ inaudible ] know that soma filipino exists, and it's also our economic platform, so we can start to build filipino businesses so we can start to build the cultural district. >> i studied the bok chase choy her achbl heritage, and i discovered this awesome bok choy. working at i-market is amazing.
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you've got all these amazing people coming out here to share one culture. >> when i heard that there was a market with, like, a lot of filipino food, it was like oh, wow, that's the closest thing i've got to home, so, like, i'm going to try everything. >> fried rice, and wings, and three different cliefz sliders. i haven't tried the adobe yet, but just smelling it yet brings back home and a ton of memories. >> the binca is made out of different ingredients, including cheese. but here, we put a twist on it. why not have nutella, rocky road, we have blue berry.
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we're not just limiting it to just the classic with salted egg and cheese. >> we try to cook food that you don't normally find from filipino food vendors, like the lichon, for example. it's something that it took years to come up with, to perfect, to get the skin just right, the flavor, and it's one of our most popular dishes, and people love it. this, it's kind of me trying to chase a dream that i had for a long time. when i got tired of the corporate world, i decided that i wanted to give it a try and see if people would actually like our food. i think it's a wonderful opportunity for the filipino culture to shine. everybody keeps saying filipino food is the next big thing.
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i think it's already big, and to have all of us here together, it's just -- it just blows my mind sometimes that there's so many of us bringing -- bringing filipino food to the city finally. >> i'm alex, the owner of the lumpia company. the food that i create is basically the filipino-american experience. i wasn't a chef to start with, but i literally love lumpia, but my food is my favorite foods i like to eat, put into my favorite filipino foods, put together. it's not based off of recipes i learned from my mom. maybe i learned the rolling technique from my mom, but the different things that i put in are just the different things that i like, and i like to think that i have good taste.
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well, the very first lumpia that i came out with that really build the lumpia -- it wasn't the poerk and shrimp shanghai, but my favorite thing after partying is that bakon cheese burger lumpia. there was a time in our generation where we didn't have our own place, our own feed to eat. before, i used to promote filipino gatherings to share the love. now, i'm taking the most exciting filipino appetizer and sharing it with other
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filipinos. >> it can happen in the san francisco mint, it can happen in a park, it can happen in a street park, it can happen in a tech campus. it's basically where we bring the hardware, the culture, the operating system. >> so right now, i'm eating something that brings me back to every filipino party from my childhood. it's really cool to be part of the community and reconnect with the neighborhood. >> one of our largest challenges in creating this cultural district when we compare ourselves to chinatown, japantown or little saigon, there's little communities there that act as place makers. when you enter into little
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philippines, you're like where are the businesses, and that's one of the challenges we're trying to solve. >> undercover love wouldn't be possible without the help of the mayor and all of our community partnerships out there. it costs approximately $60,000 for every event.
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undiscovered is a great tool for the cultural district to bring awareness by bringing the best parts of our culture which is food, music, the arts and being ativism all under one roof, and by seeing it all in this way, what it allows san franciscans to see is the dynamics of the filipino-american culture. i think in san francisco, we've kind of lost track of one of our values that makes san francisco unique with just empathy, love, of being acceptable of different people, the out liers, the crazy ones. we've become so focused onic maing money that we forgot
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about those that make our city and community unique. when people come to discover, i want them to rediscover the magic of what diversity and empathy can create. when you're positive and committed to using that ener ,
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>> (clapping.) >> in san francisco the medical examiner performs the function of investigating medical and legal that occurs with the city and county of san francisco from a variety of circumstances in san francisco there is approximately 5 thousand deaths annually i'm christopher director for the chief mr.
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chairman the chief my best testimony a at the hall of justice on 870 drooint street that is dramatically updated and not sufficient for the medical chairman facility i've charles program manager public works should a earthquake of a major are proportion occurs we'll not continue to perform the services or otherwise inhabit the building before the earthquake. >> we're in a facility that was designs for a department that functions and in the mid 60s and friends scientific has significantly changed we've had significant problems with storage capacity for evidence items of property and also personal protective if you're doing a job on a daily basis current little storage for
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prirjs are frirnlsz we're in an aging facility the total project cost forever ever commercial is $65 million the funding was brought by a vote of go bond approved by the voters and the locations is in the neighborhood the awarded contract in 2013 and the i'm the executive director we broke ground in november 2015 and that started with the demolition of existing facility we moved into the foundation and january so pile foundation and then with second construction of the new facility. >> one of the ways that we keep our project on time on budget and we're having quality to have regular meeting and the variety of meetings with construction process meeting as
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well as cost of control meeting and i'm a project manager for public works the office of chief commercial we want walk the project site when we sign up and also with a contractor insinuates for a change over we need to verify what or what was instead of. >> the building is 42 feet tall so it is two stories and 46 thousand square feet roughly we're that's a great question to be on time and budget have the roof complete a the exterior moving with the site work. >> and as you can see we've got a lot of the interior finishes installed. >> in an effort of an differentiate the facility that designed to work for 72 hours. >> not taking into account there was a lot of structural updates made into this building not seen in other construction
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throughout san francisco or other barriers we have friday morning examiners from 8 to one public comment monday to friday because of air circulation we literally have to shut the doors and so the autopsy is done without staffing being able to come and go or exit the space and literally lock down the autopsy in the new facility we have bio build one door opens and closed behind you you can gown up and go through a second seizures of doors that has its own independent air supply and now in the exterior opt space having that middle space have greater flexibility of staff as they move in and out of the area. >> in the current facility
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investigative unit has small tiny, tiny place in the area of the new facility is almost doubled in all divisions from the current facility and the new facility. >> the planning we have here gives them the opportunity to have the pool needs to complete theirs jobs in a much more streamlined fashion. >> we're looking forward to have secured parking to minimize the egress of you know visiting and the members of the public but really to minimize the investigators remaining remains from our advancing and so the facility. >> we have a new visitors area we're building that is a little bit more friendly to families. >> one thing you may notice in the room no windows there is no
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natural light not good for most autopsy but in the new facility at new hall we made that an objective they want to insure we were able to look up in the middle of exam and see the sky and see natural lights. >> that's one of the things the architect did to draw in as much light as possible. >> we have staff here onsite we insure the design of the new design enables the investigators and other investigators skiefksz to consider to house on site this meant we needed to design and plan for locker room facilities and shower rooms the ability to sleep. >> third of the construction going into the building has been by contributions of small
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businesses. >> part of the project is also inclusive to the sidewalk have all new sidewalks and new curve cuts and landscaping around the building we'll have a syrup in front of the building and rain guardian. >> the medical examiner's office has been a several if in their contributions of the understanding the exception and needs. >> it's a building that the chief medical examiner has been looking forward to quite a few of the. >> it is extremely valuable contribution to the, neighborhood address san francisco as a whole. >> the building will allow is to have greater very much and serve the city and county of san francisco and the neighboring
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[pledge of allegiance] >> clerk: commissioner mazzucco, i'd like to call roll. >> commissioner mazzucco: please do. [roll call] >> clerk: commissioner mazzucco, you have a quorum. also with us tonight is paul henderson, the director of the department of police
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accountability and acting assistant chief moeser on behalf of chief scott. >> commissioner mazzucco: and chief scott is on his way. >> clerk: yes. >> commissioner mazzucco: and do have a deletion on tonight's agenda? >> clerk: yes. we have item four. that will be placed on a later agenda. >> commissioner mazzucco: thank you very much. well, ladies and gentlemen welcome to the wednesday, july 18, 2018 san francisco police commission meeting. without further adieu, please call line item number one -- actually, we're going to have -- the first matter would be the chief's report, and he's not here. >> clerk: well, do you want me to take it out of order? >> commissioner mazzucco: we'll take it out of order and go to the d.p.a. director. >> clerk: item 1(a), chief's report. item 1(b), d.p.a. report.
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[agenda item read] >> commissioner mazzucco: thank you very much. good evening, director henderson. >> good evening. that's a lot. we have a lot on the calendar tonight and a lot from d.p.a. specifically, so i just want to do the overview in terms of cases open and my staff's, we are at 346, so we are at a higher number now than we were last year, when we were at 306. we have 296 cases that are pending versus last year, we were at 363 cases that were pending. and cases that are mediated, i do want to talk about that a little bit because we are at 12 this year, and we were at 14 last year. but as you know, i've been revamping and expanding the
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mediation. i've hired two specific employees to focus on the mediation. those numbers are going to go up, but i want to talk about that just briefly. right now, we have 40 cases in the pipeline that are in mediation. they're just working their way through the process. those numbers will hit throughout the rest of the year. it's a pretty high number, and they're coming in the pipeline, but i wanted to talk about it a little bit because they're -- these are some of the things that we talked about last year that i said that i wanted to do, which was to expand mediation because they are our highest rated cases, in terms of satisfaction from the public for things that people appreciate and want from our
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department. because i had the new staff that i hired make presentations to the investigators and so the referrals went up over 100% since we started doing that, so those numbers will start bearing out well for us, i hope. in terms of the hiring, we are still in the process of hiring, you know hiring is a long process. we're in the middle of interviewing for many of our investigative positions and the attorney positions. we are already at capacity of space, so that's another issue that we're starting to work out now in terms of where these folks are going to go. i'll keep you updated as i make the new hires and as people start joining the staff and doing the work. in terms of outreach, we have been doing a lot more outreach than in the past. the past few events have been the safety fair at the elementary school here at shared school yard.
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we also did a town hall. we were asked to speak by assembly man david chiu, and then, this weekend, we had booths at both sunday street fairs in the mission. and then, with here me today is my chief of staff, sarah hawkins, my director of policy, samra marian, as well as my senior investigator, steve ball. and as you can see in the audience, as well, my trusty interns who have come in to work with us during the summer, and i am really excited about this, and they are really excited to be on tv. here is marshall hamons from hastings university, camille bridge from u.c. berkeley, cocozoo from u.c. berkeley, and
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enrique zau, and they're going to make presentations for you about the work that they did during the summer. i will also add one more thing. i have the annual reports are here and finally printed and ready, they weren't on the agenda because i didn't give notice so i'll put them on the agenda for our next meeting, but i have copies, as i promised for today that i'll pass out. i also wanted to add one thing that was new that we were going to start doing or have available now are the fliers that we had -- the old fliers which we've had since 1972 have finally been redone -- 1982, actually. they've finally been redone and revamped, so the information is much more clear about how to make a complaint, what the office does, how to get in contact with us, and i will start bringing these at every meeting so that the public can
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take them and have that information. they will be setup there. i will say one of the things that we've done is make them compliant, so these are in six different languages -- seven? six. six different languages, and they are available. these are going to be distributed, along with i.d. cards about how to get in touch with d.p.a. and the station. here are the interns, and we're ready. >> commissioner mazzucco: well, thank you very much, and welcome. >> i'm a rising 2-l at u.c. hastings, just down the road, and working here for the summer has been an absolutely invaluable experience. i worked on language access and the mediation program. for language access, i adopted our current policy, or previous policy, which was very short and not very comprehensive on compliance with section 91 of
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the city ordinance as a language access ordinance, and so i drafted, implemented, and reviewed our current policy, reached out to ocea, bounced some ideas off of them and really flushed out our policy so it's really in depth. it meets ocea's requirements and the department is moving onto the next step of printing all of the signs and the things that we've worked on, and you can see that in the brochures and the things that we've given out today. the second project that i worked on was the mediation. expanding our mediation policies program. i dove really deep into our current policies, procedures, steps, etcetera, looked to outside agencies, made a lot of phone calls and kind of got a feel for what works and what doesn't work to increase these mediations so when the recommendations of paul and sharon our director of
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mediations, i was able to draft a very comprehensive mediation policy with proposals that would very shortly increase the number of mediations, dropping that number in the pipeline down to a number we could mediate. >> commissioner mazzucco: thank you very much. next presenter. >> good evening, commissioners, chief scott, director henderson. my name is mar cucus grimes. director henderson -- [inaudible] >> -- to take part in this vision as i tern with the d.p.a. -- intern with the d.p.a. i've worked on three particular projects, but the first i'd
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like to share with you. this is particularly important to me just because i see that it showcases the different and diverse areas that the d.p.a. tends to impact with the city and with the police accountability with the city, so i feel like it's really important for us to have a document that showcases exactly what we do as a department. the second project that i'd like to speak on is a language access ordinance training that marshall and myself have worked with which we'll be giving the training tomorrow. tion he not sharing the policies and standards that have been created within the language access ordinance and how the d.p.a. is complying with esthose -- with these standards. we'll be teaching the staff and just opening ourselves up to help the limited english proficiency clients that we deal with. and the last project that i wanted to speak on is my work with the launching of the twitter account that we have, which is -- you can follow us
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at sfdpa. we're looking for more followers because we just opened up. that's a way for us to connect with the community, and that is an important goal for us, because director henderson wants to have us conglomerrate together. all of these measures will have a lasting effect on the department for the city of san francisco. last week, i was able to do a ride along with two officers and witness just how officers can impact the community as they take on their job. it was really important for me to have that experience, and i think a lot more people should take that experience because it does help you to see exactly what the officers do. and this emphasized the importance of director henderson's vision as the d.p.a. continues to grow and you know, mature as an organization. so i look forward to seeing where the d.p.a. is after my internship, and i hope that we can continue to progress.
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thank you. >> commissioner mazzucco: thank you very much. good evening. >> good evening. members of the commission, my name's frank myron nunez. i want -- i am a 3-l, at hastings school of law. i saw this opportunity and i wasn't aware that the department even existed. i've always been interested in civilian oversight, so i wanted to take advantage to learn what actually happens with change in the department. i've been assigned a variety of projects since working with the department of police accountability. i was tasked to research
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federal and state disability laws and provide a summary and recommendations for when the department -- when the department hires somebody who has a disability and what they need to do to provide the correct accommodations for that person. i was also tasked to perform legal research on the police officer's bill of rights, and -- and provide a memo and recommendations on what the department of -- department of police accountability can -- what information they can provide from investigations. my research gave me the opportunity to learn how limited the d.p.a. and other civilian oversight agencies in california are when it comes to disclosing information because of the statutorily confidentiality protections for peace officers in california. i also had the ability to take part in two separate investigations for body cam -- body wearable camera videos and
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apply and create summaries of those videos and work with investigators who taught me a lot about what to look for during the review of body cam footage and whatnot to look for. i would say i can recommend this to anybody that has the chance to do it because you are given a lot of variety of projects to work with, and if you're interested in city government, i would recommend that, too, so thank you. >> commissioner mazzucco: thank you very much. >> good evening, everyone. my name is camille. i'm a junior at u.c. berkeley. i study political science. i was interested in this internship because it gave me the opportunity to see how government and law and policing work in real life outside of the classroom every day, and i really enjoyed the experience. i've been focusing on outreach, so we've been working on accessibility, so we want to make sure there are no barriers to access or resources, and so the fliers have been a big part of that.
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we have them in different languages and they have information about how to file a complaint, where to file a complaint, what else our agency does, the mediation program, things like that? and next week, we have plans to start distributing them starting with police stations, city agencies, community organizations. we already have some at the law library, for example, and -- yeah, so that's really exciting, and we have them in different languages, like director henderson said. we also have been working with different organizations, so we're hoping to develop long lasting relationships with these organizations in the city to again work on accessibility to these resources? we've been present at different events, we've been at pride, juneteenth, sunday streets. we have different projects lined up with the mayor's office of economic services, but we have a template of annual events and regular events and contacts that we can
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use for years to come and add to as we go along? and yeah, i've really enjoyed this internship. i think i've learned a lot, yeah, so thank you very much. >> commissioner mazzucco: thank you very much. good evening. >> good evening. my name's coco, and i'm a rising junior at university of california berkeley, majoring in media studies. like camille, i'm working as an intern outreach for d.p.a. i would like to characterize my experience as a combination of my academic preparation and my interests, which is something that i was looking for. this internship led me to doing some things that i already enjoy and good at doing, which is media communication and informs others but also led me to exploring areas that my future career interests may lie, which is law. the first thing i was interested in doing was the translation the our brand-new brochures. as camille just mentioned we
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now stand in the critical phase of reintroducing ourselves to the public and it's extremely important to us that all community members have equal access to our service? so we are offering the brochure in six more languages in addition to english because chinese is my native language, i got to become the second pair of eyes that helped fine-tune the chinese brochure to ensure fluidity and delivering our intentions. this is an example of it? it's, like, my baby. in addition to brochures, the other major part of our outreach efforts is to engage the public directly and build relationships with san francisco's community-based organizations. and we've done that in the past through going to outreach events, such as the san francisco housing expo, juneteenth, and a college and career fair for high school students. in addition to outreach efforts here at d.p.a., i've had the
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chance to be exposed to the legal realm. i've helped investigator review body worn camera footage, and a project i'm currently working on is helping our policy attorney compose a new know your rights brochure for use after the state of california passed a new welfare and institution code. i'm extremely about -- excited about the fruition of this project because it's a product that informs the public that is informative but also is legal related. as i mentioned before, it's a combination of media and law, which are two of my biggest passions, and i'm very excited about how it will turn out. thank you. >> commissioner mazzucco: thank you very much. good evening. >> good evening. my name is britly salter, and -- brittany salter, and i'm a 3-l. i chose an intern for the
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department of police accountability because i want to be a part of building a better relationship between minorities and women of color. i have witnessed how minorities are treated by those who have the authority to enforce laws. while working with the d.p.a., i have been able to see all of the hard work director henderson and his staff do to improve these interactions, particularly with the mediation program. i've also developed a new found appreciation for the work that the officers do, and realize we have many of the same goals, which is to ensure safety for the entire community. i worked with the investigations unit. i reviewed body worn camera footage which gave me firsthand knowledge of how police incidents unfold in the real world. i did legal research and prepared memos on legal issues such as felony stops, searching
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a person of the opposite sex, and use of force. i also helped create a presentation on the use of force by police officers which director henderson presented at the regional training in june. working with the d.p.a. has given me the chance to see there are many ways to better the relationship between community and the police. the d.p.a. is not focused on finding reasons to ferm-nate officers, it is -- terminate officers, it's about holding these officers accountability and changing policy work. i've grateful to be given this opportunity and hope to continue this work into the fall semester. thank you. >> commissioner mazzucco: thank you very much. >> so i just want to say thank you guys. also to thank danielle, who is here today, who has managed many of these projects and personally is responsible for getting these big documents out that you are going to get, which is the annual report, and just is really responsible for making these new documents and brochures look all slick and fancy and all of the great
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words that are in them. so that was a big deal. i will also just say, just as a reminder, i know mark has talked about it, but he will be fired if approximate we don't get -- we don't get new followers on the twitter. so everybody should be following sfdpa to learn about the new changes and everything that is going on with police oversight and civilian oversight. and i was going to mention as well just as a follow up to some of the things they introduced, the website, i will have on the website next week the annual report that we will discuss next week. the new annual report i think is user friendly. you can understand it and read it. it is 20 -- it's under 30 pages. last year's report was 130
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pages. well, you'll see them. they'll be on the website, but i think the new reports, as i've revamped them are much clearer, easier to rt read with the same information compressed with charts and data that is more palatable with more information. i think that concludes my report. i will say as a precursor, we do have the sparks report, so i'm looking forward to have the conversations about that. >> commissioner mazzucco: well, thank you, director henderson. more importantly, thank you interns for spending your summer away from your law and graduate studies. we really appreciate it. the most important part is i heard a comment that we're looking at things outside of the classroom, and i heard some conversations about we understand what the officers go through. we went on a ride along. we heard the necessity of looking at the law about search and seizure. this is so refreshing. you know, many times, we say the differences will come from your generation, the youth, the
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future lawyers, and the future college graduates. so i thank you, it's great to hear your perspective. director henderson's done a great job for the d.p.a. i'm a little biased, because i know him, but he's done an excellent job. you know, it's important -- you'll ask any police officer, it's important to have accountability and the trust and respect of the public. i want to tell you, for many of us on this panel, public service has been our career. there's nothing more rewarding than public service. you've gotten your first taste of it. continue to serve your community any way you can, 'cause this is so refreshing and it's just so great to see. thank you. commissioners? >> i just want to say thank you. i enjoyed your reports tremendously, especially mediation. i think you can see how important it is to try to resolve this not only with the department but with the citizens so they can get a better understanding of what the officers are going through
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in this healing process, so i'm just looking forward to seeing that expand much more. but it sounds like you did a lot of work. the brochures looked slick from here, much better than they were. so thank you. thank you for your hard work. >> commissioner mazzucco: thank you very much. >> thank you. >> commissioner mazzucco: please call -- go back to line item 1(a), please. >> clerk: item 1(a), chief's report, report on weekly trends, crimes, and analysis. evidence and reporting of results to sexual assault victim report percommission resolution 16-28, adopted april 20, 2016. >> good evening, chief. how are you? >> good evening, vice president mazzucco, and director henderson. >> good evening. >> so sorry i was late. lieutenant yamaguchi had to clear a traffic hazard on the
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way in, so that's why we were late. i'll start off with the first portion of my report, which will be the update on crime, and i'll finish with the request that commissioner dejesus made last week to have a public report to the commission on the arrests that were made on july 9 in front of the federal building on washington. so i'll be very brief with the crime report, starting with violent crime. homicides, we are down -- >> commissioner mazzucco: excuse me sir, you are out of order. you need to take a seat. sorry, chief, for interrupting. sir, you need to take a seat. take a seat. you're interrupting the meeting. that's your first meeting. please take a seat. sir, please take a seat. >> your office has already pulled guns on me. you think i'm scared? you think i'm scared. >> commissioner mazzucco: sir, you're disturbing the meeting. >> stay calm after you try to
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murder me? you think it's only cops, and you move on. >> commissioner mazzucco: calm down. just slow down. you can't do this. in time, we'll do that. >> i need my documents as received. >> commissioner mazzucco: why don't you take it easy, take a seat, and calm down. now, calm down, take a seat. >> can i get my documents signed as a receipt? >> commissioner mazzucco: no. why don't you calm down and take a seat. >> you've got plenty of guns here. why don't you shoot me now? no. back up. >> commissioner mazzucco: okay. slow down. why don't you sit down. if you don't sit down, i'm going to ask you to leave. >> well, i want my documents received, stamped as received. >> commissioner mazzucco: i'm going to ask you to leave, please. >> no. once i get the documents, i'll be happy to give it to you outside. >> why not? why not. >> one more minute.
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they can't do it right now. >> commissioner mazzucco: they have to look it over. you're interrupting the meeting. >> well, it's one page. she has a copy right now. >> commissioner mazzucco: why don't you go outside and talk to sergeant mcray? >> commissioner mazzucco: no, no, no. at this point, you're out of here. >> can i get my document's received? >> commissioner mazzucco: sheriff, he's out of here. [inaudible] >> commissioner mazzucco: you're out of here, sir. take your stuff and leave. >> we don't trust you. >> commissioner mazzucco: okay. chief, you may continue. >> thank you. thank you, commissioner. so homicides, we are still in the negative 39%. we have 23 year to date,
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compared to 38 this time last year. our shooting victims, we're 3% where we were by last year, by two, 69 to 71 last year. homicide by firearms, we are 56% below where we were last year. we have 12 homicides with firearms compared to 27 this time last year, and our total gun vials victims were 17% down. 81 currently, compared to 98 this time last year. our violent crimes in total, we are 1% but low where we were -- 1.98%, almost 2%, below where we were this time last year. that's a difference of about 64 crimes. and in terms of property crime, we are 12% below where we were last year, a difference of about 4,000 crimes. of interest is our auto burglary statistics. we are still 20.64% down from
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where we were this time last year, a difference from about 3,500 auto burgs, so i'm definitely pleased with that. we will continue our strategies and going into -- now we're midway through the summer. we are actually looking pretty good compared to where we were this time last year, and we'll continue to make adjustments as we need to on that. okay. i don't have any other significant events from this week to report. i'm going to go back to the arrests operation that we had on july 9. so first, let me start by saying our mission always is to protect public safety and to do that with respect for all san franciscans. we're committed to facilitating the first amendment expression for anybody that wants to exercise them, but we have a duty to maintain peace and public safety for all of our residents and visitors and protect property. in terms of this particular operation, it occurred on