sfpd_cityhall.jpgSan Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Wednesday nominated a new member of the city’s Police Commission and re-nominated the president of the commission.

Lee nominated Suzy Loftus, a former prosecutor with the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, to the seven-member commission that oversees the Police Department.

Loftus also formerly served as a former special assistant attorney general to Attorney General Kamala Harris and currently works as chief operating officer for the Center for Youth Wellness, a health and wellness center in San Francisco, according to the mayor’s office.

“Suzy Loftus’ exemplary experience in public service and understanding of the law and our communities will be tremendous assets to the Police Commission,” Lee said in a statement.

Loftus would replace R. James Slaughter, whose term is ending this year, although he was eligible for re-nomination.

“The mayor is very grateful for Mr. Slaughter’s service and contributions to the Police Commission,” mayoral spokeswoman Christine Falvey said.

Slaughter declined to comment today on the mayor’s choice.

Lee did re-nominate Commission President Thomas Mazzucco for a spot on the panel.

“Thomas Mazzucco’s leadership and work on behalf of the Police Commission has helped San Francisco remain one of the safest big cities in America, and I’m grateful that he has agreed to serve another term,” Lee said.

Both nominations will have to be approved by the Board of Supervisors.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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