Before a quorum was established, Commission President Steve Soboroff made some brief comments. Firstly, he announced there would be no commission meeting next week on Tuesday, September 8. The next regular meeting would be Tuesday, September 15. Secondly, he advised that Regular Agenda Item 5A, relative to the Rules for Public Attendance and Participation at commission meetings, was being removed from the agenda for further development and discussion. Executive Director Richard Tefank also talked about why the item was being removed at the request of the City Attorney’s Office. A quorum was then officially established and the meeting proceeded. Commissioner Soboroff stated that Item 1, the Election of Officers, would be continued to the next meeting on September 15. There were no further commissioner comments, and the meeting proceeded to the Report of the Chief of Police. Chief Beck began by discussing the rise in homicides occurring on a national level, including a breakdown of homicide types and numbers in Los Angeles. He then provided current crime and traffic statistics. Immediately following his report, Commissioner Soboroff asked questions about yesterday’s rollout of the on-body camera program, and Chief Beck recommended the commission wait about one month to allow time for data collection and analysis.
There was no Report from the Executive Director or Inspector General; so the meeting proceeded to the Consent Agenda Items, which were all approved after public comments.
The next orders of business were the Regular Agenda Items. There were two Regular Agenda Items, one of which, Item 5A, was pulled from the agenda (see above). Commissioner Soboroff made a motion, which was seconded, to approve the remaining item as follows:
•Item 8B, the Department’s Report, dated August 27, 2015, relative to the Supplemental Police Account Second Quarterly Report (April through June 2015), as set forth, was approved.
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