Four vie for Police Commission seat being given up by Jim Hammer 

Police Commissioner Jim Hammer is not seeking his post back on the San Francisco Police Commission.

He was appointed to fill the seat vacated by Theresa Sparks after she was appointed to serve as executive director of the Human Rights Commission.

Hammer’s appointment in 2009 was said by some to be met with resistance by San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu who was pondering a run to be district attorney. Chiu abandoned the district attorney path and instead opted to run for mayor.

It remains unclear whether Hammer will jump into thdistrict attorney race.

On Thursday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Rules Committee will vote on who should over Hammer’s seat and serve a four-year terming ending in April 2015.

There are four applicants: attorney David Waggoner; former prosecutor and partner in Morgan Lewis & Bockius international law firm L. Julius Turman; Phillip Hogan, who serves on the Nob Hill Association board of directors and has “been involved in various aspects of law enforcement”; and Vanessa Jackson, who has worked as a staff worker in a women’s shelter and has experience in counseling ex-offenders, according to their applications.

The commission meets Thursday at 1:30 pm, at City Hall, in Room 263.

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