policeblotter_sfa.jpgA former San Francisco prosecutor was approved by the Board of Supervisors today as the newest member of the city’s Police Commission.

Suzy Loftus was nominated last month by Mayor Ed Lee to join the seven-member commission that oversees the Police Department and the board this afternoon unanimously approved the appointment.

Loftus also formerly served as a special assistant attorney general to Attorney General Kamala Harris, who was in attendance at today’s hearing, and currently works as chief operating officer for the Center for Youth Wellness, a health and wellness center in the city.

She will replace R. James Slaughter, whose term ended this year although he was eligible for re-nomination.

Supervisor Scott Wiener said Loftus “will be a real asset to the commission.

He said, “These commissions are often thankless jobs, and subject to criticism and an enormous amount of work … we’re lucky to have her.”

The board also unanimously approved reappointing Thomas Mazzucco, who serves as president of the commission.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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