Commissioner President Matthew M. Johnson opened the meeting and a quorum was established. He announced there will be a police commission community meeting on Tuesday September 19, 2017, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. It will be held at Edwin Markham Middle School Auditorium, 1650 East 104th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90002.
Continued from July 25, 2017 – Election of Officers. Continued again to the next regular Police Commission meeting on September 12, 2019.
All Consent Agenda items were unanimously approved.
Department’s Report, dated August 17, 2017, relative to the recommendation to award the Medal of Valor for bravery to Sergeant Jesus Garcia, Serial No. 33022, Central Traffic Division, as set forth. [BPC #17-0330] was approved.
Department’s Report, dated August 28, 2017, relative to the transmittal of the grant application and award acceptance for the 2017-2018 Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Grant, as set forth. [BPC #17-0331] was approved.
Department’s Report, dated August 23, 2017, relative to the Ethics Enforcement Section Quarterly Report, Second Quarter, 2017, as set forth. [BPC #17-0332] received the Department’s report and direct the Office of the Inspector General to submit an analysis of this report along with any appropriate recommendations to the Board.
First Assistant Chief Michel Moore provided the Report of the Chief of Police on behalf of Chief Charlie Beck. Chief Moore extends his thoughts and prayers to the people of Houston and surrounding area dealing with the aftermath of hurricane and tropical storm Harvey. On Sunday, Chief Moore contacted Art Acevedo, Chief of Houston Police Department, to offer support and thoughts to public safety first responders in protecting citizens. Chief Moore is proud the city is participating in a task force made of first responders, firefighters, and citizen volunteers that are now on the ground in Texas.
Chief Moore reported an Officer Involved shooting that occurred on August 22 at the 5500 block of Lindley Avenue in the San Fernando Valley. The suspect was wanted on the murder of his wife and kidnapping of his 9-year-old son who was the subject of an Amber Alert. Chief Moore provided a year to date update on Part I A crime. Chief Moore reports total sworn personnel on payroll is 10,001, on the way to full sworn staffing at 10,033; civilian personnel are at 2,855 with 471 civilian vacancies; 400 reserve officers; 275 specialist volunteers, and 2,172 police cadets.