After a quorum was established, Commissioner Paula Madison opened the meeting with a reminder about proper behavior and guidelines for members of the public who attend and speak at police commission meetings. Commissioner Robert Saltzman acknowledged the success of a reception held recently for the LGBT community in connection with June as Gay Pride Month. He also noted a very good turnout of Department personnel who marched in the Gay Pride Parade this past Sunday.
The meeting proceeded to the Report of the Chief of Police. Chief Beck directly provided current crime statistics, including data related to Department personnel and traffic collisions.
The Report of Executive Director Richard Tefank followed. He noted there would be no regular commission meeting next week (June 23) and that Regular Agenda Item 8A was being removed from the agenda to be rescheduled for a later date.
There was no report from the Inspector General; so the meeting proceeded to the Consent Agenda Items, which were approved, and the meeting proceeded to the Regular Agenda Items. There were six Regular Agenda Items, not counting Agenda Item 8A, which had been removed. Commissioner Saltzman made a motion, which was seconded, to approve Items 8B through 8E as follows:
• Item 8B, the Department’s Report, dated June 12, 2015, relative to the Revolving Training Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2015/16, as set forth, was approved.
• Item 8C, the Department’s Report, dated June 5, 2015, relative to the request for proposals for security guard services, as set forth, was approved.
• Item 8D, the Department’s Report, dated June 5, 2015, relative to the memorandum of agreement between the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department regarding payment to IBM Corporation for professional services and hosting LAPD Coplink data, as set forth, was approved.
• Item 8E, the Department’s Report, dated June 12, 2015, relative to the professional services agreement between the LAPD and Celplan Technologies, Inc. for expansion of the wireless camera surveillance system, as set forth, was approved.
The meeting proceeded with two final agenda items for discussion. The first was Item 8F, the Department’s Report, dated June 9, 2015, the Biased Policing Update- 1st Quarter 2015 report to the Board of Police Commissioners. Representing the Department before the commission was Internal Affairs Group Commanding Officer Stuart Maislin. Commander Maislin reviewed basic components of the report and then took questions/comments from the commissioners, after which the commissioners approved the report as set forth.
Item 8G, the last agenda item for discussion, was the Department’s Report, dated June 12, 2015, relative to the Complaint Process Audit (AD# 14-028). Representing the Department before the commission was Commander Maislin and Police Performance Auditor Jeffrey Phillips, who explained some aspects of the report. The commissioners then approved the report as set forth.