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“She is a prosecutor who understands the need to prioritize prevention and tackle the root causes of crime while holding people accountable,” Feinstein said in her statement.
Breed said she has worked with Loftus for about 15 years and has been impressed with her clear communication style, realistic point of view and compassion. She said she agrees “100 percent” with Loftus’ assessment of a broken, noncommunicative criminal justice system.
“Suzy Loftus is a forward thinking innovator whose skill and expertise in criminal justice and public safety policy will be a great asset to the sheriff’s department,” Sheriff Vicki Hennessy said today.
“This is a campaign of misinformation designed to mislead people as to the fundamental facts involved,” Loftus wrote in a text message to the San Francisco Examiner.
“I wanted an unflinching, unsparing review – and I’m glad we got it,” said Suzy Loftus, president of the San Francisco police commission, in a statement.
“Certain parts of San Francisco [that] suffer the most violence then also suffer another injustice,” Loftus said when she got the numbers. “They suffer violence and then they don’t see a justice system that delivers any accountability.”
“Not surprisingly,” she added, “Bayview is at the top of this list.”
Police Commission president Suzy Loftus ruminates on a potential sea change within the San Francisco Police Department.
Commission president Suzy Loftus said the policy is the result of many months of work and the culmination of 10 public meetings, a working group and input from a diverse range of folks in the community.
“The thing that impressed me about Suzy from the very beginning is that she is very present and she is very clear-thinking and she really is passionate about the conditions and the fights of people,” said California Attorney General Kamala Harris …
The commission last week also laid out strict procedures if a member of the Police Department is accused of domestic violence and tightened its rules for investigating domestic violence incidents. The changes require the department’s internal affairs division to investigate all alleged domestic violence crimes involving department personnel and the investigation to be reported up the command chain to the chief of police.