The former president of the San Francisco Police Commission was found dead inside of his home Sunday afternoon.
Julius Turman, 52, served his final day as commission president and member on May 4. He joined the commission in 2012, becoming vice president in 2014 and president in 2016, according to a release from SFPD.
“Commissioner Turman was a tremendously intelligent and compassionate man who cared deeply about this department,” San Francisco Police Chief William Scott said in a statement. “He worked to help us increase trust and respect and was relentlessly focused on bringing forth the best practices, policies and procedures to the San Francisco Police Department. We are grateful for his dedication and hard work and we extend our deepest condolences to his family.”
Mayor Mark Farrell released a statement Sunday, expressing his condolences:
“As a longtime member of the Police Commission, Julius Turman provided honest candor and oversight, working tirelessly to make this city safe and secure for everyone. He was a voice of leadership who helped build trust and camaraderie between the men and women of the police department and San Francisco residents. ...
"Julius always spoke forcefully, yet truly, and he gained the well-earned respect of his colleagues and peers for his clear passion and dedication to serving the people of this City."
Turman's cause of death was not immediately known.