SAN FRANCISCO – The former president of the San Francisco Police Commission was found dead in his home on Sunday afternoon, media reports said.
According to KTVU, the officials were called sometime between 12 and 1 pm in L. Julius M. Turman's apartment. Sunday
Turman, Labor and Employment Law Attorney and former US Assistant Lawyer from New Jersey, who joined the Commission in 2012, became Vice President in 2014 and President in 2016.
In a statement Sunday The San Francisco police said Turman's last day as commissioner and president was May 4. According to a Facebook post, the commission was not scheduled to meet until further notice.
City officials weighed on Sunday online and in a statement [1
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"The President of the Police Commission Julius Turman was a voice of leadership that contributed to confidence and camaraderie between to build women and men from the San Francisco police force and residents, "said San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell. "My deepest sympathy and condolences go to his family and friends at this time."
"Commissioner Turman was a tremendously intelligent and compassionate man who was very much concerned with this department," said San Francisco Police Chief William Scott.
He has worked to increase trust and respect, and we have been tirelessly focused on communicating best practices, policies and procedures to the San Francisco Police Department. We are grateful for his dedication and hard work and express our deepest condolences to the family. "
Commission President Thomas Mazzucco said Turman" is committed to breaking down barriers and bridging people. "
" In the weeks before his death, he demonstrated strength and strength to ensure that the important work of the Police Commission continued Mazzucco said, "Julius took care of the relationship between the SFPD and the people of our big city. He was a true San Franciscan and deserves the right to be one of our best.
There was no immediately known cause for death.
Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.