Former San Francisco Police Commissioner, Julius Turman was found dead Sunday morning, according to the city’s Police Department.
Turman joined the Police Commission in 2012, became Vice President in 2014 and President in 2016.
He served as President until May 4, 2018.
San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell released a statement on Turman’s passing:
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 comradery between the men and women of the police department and San Francisco residents.
Julius was a civic leader, proud defender of human rights and a fierce advocate for equality and justice. He displayed great leadership working with his fellow commissioners to ensure that critical reforms were instituted at the San Francisco Police Department. 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.
I am profoundly saddened by his passing. My deepest sympathies and condolences are with his family and friends at this time.”
Turman’s cause of death was not immediately confirmed.