Police Commission Vice President Paula Madison opened the meeting, filling in for Police Commission President Steve Soboroff. There were no commission comments; so the meeting proceeded directly to the Report of the Chief of Police.
Chief Beck began the report by mentioning two events that occurred over the past weekend: the Kings final game Friday night at the Staples Center and the Safe Summer Tip-Off event on Saturday. He mentioned the Kings game had a “very orderly crowd,” made safer by the deployment of about 500 officers. He then discussed Safe Summer Tip-Off, which was a game between LAPD and LAFD players at the USC Galen Center. The event also featured youth displays, entertainment and more. He mentioned it was well attended by many cadets and a “couple thousand” young people. Chief Beck concluded the report with his usual overview of current crime statistics.
During Executive Director Richard Tefank’s report, he noted there would be no commission meeting on July 1, 2014.
The meeting continued with six regular agenda items. Commissioner Saltzman wished to pull one item for discussion (Item 8-C) and moved that the remaining items (8-A, 8-B, 8-D, 8-E and 8-F) be approved. His move was seconded and the items were approved.
Discussion commenced regarding the remaining agenda item (8-C), which concerned the Department’s report relative to the Ethics Enforcement Section quarterly report for the first quarter of 2014. Representing the Department before the commission were Commander Stuart Maislin and Captain Edward Pape. There were a few brief questions from commissioner; however, Commissioner Madison led most of the discussion. She was concerned about the report’s formats and tables being confusing and difficult to understand. She proposed meeting with Department officials to determine if a simpler system could be developed. Chief Beck interjected that the Department would be happy to meet with her and the commissioners to discuss prospective improvements to formatting future reports.