Commissioner President Steve Soboroff opened the meeting and a quorum was established.
All Consent Agenda items were unanimously approved. President Soboroff opened the meeting with a moment of silence for the 17 victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. President Soboroff read the name of each victim and asked everyone in attendance to stand for a moment of silence.
Executive Director’s Report, dated February 15, 2018, relative to the Draft Critical Incident Video Release Policy, as set forth. [BPC #18-0079] No action required. This action will be presented to the Police Commission for a vote on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
Department’s Report, dated February 14, 2018, relative to the Grant Management and Administration Audit (AD NO. 17-008), was approved.
Department’s Report, dated February 14, 2018, relative to a professional service agreement between the City of Los Angeles and LexisNexis Risk Solutions FL, Inc., for computer-assisted legal research services for the Los Angeles Police Department, as set forth. [BPC #18-0077] was approved.
Department’s Report, dated February 14, 2018, relative to the request for payment of reward offer on City Council File No. 16-0010-S34, as set forth. [BPC #18-0078] was approved.
Chief Beck prefaced his report by thanking the Police Commission for the creation of the draft policy that strikes a good balance amongst all interests and stakeholders. Chief Beck thanked President Soboroff for remembering the victims of gun violence at the Florida school shooting. Chief Beck also wanted to remember Commander Paul R. Bauer, a 31 year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. Paul was killed on-duty on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, in an act of horrific gun violence by a robbery suspect and was a good friend of the Department. The Department sent personnel to attend Paul’s services in Chicago this past Saturday. Chief Beck said Paul will be well remembered and mentioned this was another awful tragedy caused by far too many guns on the streets. Chief Beck said he was glad the NBA All-Star weekend went well. Chief Beck provided crime stats and said it is still too early in the year to draw any conclusions. There are 10,088 sworn personnel, almost 3,000 civilians, over 400 reserves, 271 specialist volunteers, and 1,835 cadets.