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Suzy Loftus, Paul Henderson, and Sheryl Evans Davis are three agents of change working to rebuild trust between communities of color and the SFPD.

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As President of the San Francisco Police Commission, Suzy Loftus has led the effort to equip all patrol officers with body worn cameras, reformed the use force policy and dramatically increased discipline for serious police misconduct. In addition, she prioritized improving the Department’s response to violence against women and children, expanded the use of technology to solve crime and worked to make our streets safe for all who use them – pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.

Suzy currently serves as General Counsel for the California Department of Justice, where she works on select litigation – both affirmative and defense – on areas of significance to the Department. Prior to her work at the Department of Justice, Suzy received the James Irvine Leadership Award for California in 2014 for her work in San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood to build and found the Center for Youth Wellness, an innovative non-profit working to heal children suffering from the impacts of violence and chronic adversity. Suzy has also served as a San Francisco prosecutor where she prosecuted domestic violence, elder abuse and firearms cases. Suzy is a native San Franciscan, and along with Tom Loftus and her mother Maureen Roche, is raising 3 daughters in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset neighborhood. LinkedIn Twitter

 

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Paul Henderson was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff & Public Safety Director by the Mayor of the City of San Francisco, Edwin M. Lee, in March, 2011. In this role, Mr. Henderson serves as a principal advisor to the Mayor and is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic policy and administration among various cabinet and supervisory officials of the local government. The City of San Francisco has over 27,000 employees, and Mr. Henderson is responsible for managing the various city departments that provide direct support to the Mayor on major issues affecting the city with an emphasis on the criminal justice system and local, state and federal partners. LinkedIn Twitter Facebook

 

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Sheryl Evans Davis is the executive director of the Mo’ MAGIC (Twitter) collaborative and Collective Impact (Twitter). The collaborative launched in 2006 with the purpose of convening various stakeholders to address community issues. The group meets twice a month to develop and implement solutions facing the Western Addition neighborhood around economic development, social justice, education and community health. Through these efforts hundreds of youth are supported during the summer months and stronger partnerships between community based organizations, government, residents and businesses have been formed.

Mrs. Davis is the Executive Director of the SF Human Rights Commission and has also served as a legislative aide for the District Supervisor focusing on public housing issues, building collaboration amongst service providers, public safety, economic and workforce development and youth issues. In addition, Mrs. Davis served on the Fillmore Community Benefits District, Redevelopment Agency’s Western Addition Citizen Advisory Committee, SFPD Fair and Impartial Policing Advisory Committee, SFPD Community Policing Advisory, and The SF Census Complete Count Committee. She currently serves as the co-facilitator for the Workforce Investment Citizen’s Advisory Committee and earned her BA degree from San Francisco State University and her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco. LinkedIn Twitter

Show Notes

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Episode art is an original photo of Oakland based artist Oree Originol’s “Justice for Our Lives, 2014-ongoing” at the YBCA for Take This Hammer: Art & Media Activism from the Bay Area exhibit 

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Production: Sound Design by Courtney Grace with Hosts Becca and j- , Production Assistance from Christianne Harder and Jen Huynh

Music:
360BayArea intro music by Courtney Grace with vocals by ElleT
Featured Music by Danny Swain “Oh My”, SPACE COMMANDER ZERO “My Only Dream”, clarke kent “sweet”, Haf-Time “This Is For Me”, Nektar_Pro “Inspiring Hip-Hop”, Haf-Time “So Many Things”, and Low Hanging Fruit “Bangers and Mash”

Quick clips:
The Wailers(with Lloyd Willis) “Get Up Stand Up
Mary J Blige “What’s the 411
Drake ft Future “Grammys
Redman “Time 4 sum Aktion

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