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Video: Offensive Texts by San Francisco Officers Trigger Review of 3,000 Cases

May 08, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Offensive Texts by San Francisco Officers Trigger Review of 3,000 Cases

Three retired judges will join a task force and review 3,000 past arrests as part of a probe involving 14 San Francisco city police officers linked to racist and homophobic text messages, a prosecutor said Thursday.

The judges have experience in civil rights and criminal justice reform and will determine if bias led to wrongful prosecutions, District Attorney George Gascón said in a statement.

If one person was wrongly imprisoned because of bias by the officers, "that's one too many,'' Gascón said.

Last month Police Chief Greg Suhr said he had asked a police oversight committee to approve firing seven officers. Six others face disciplinary actions that include reassignment to positions that don't have contact with the public. Another officer tied to the investigation has resigned, the Associated Press reports. 

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KevCopAz @ 5/8/2015 9:14 PM

Interesting, when a prosecutor (can you say Duke rape case) and or a Judge (too many to count) are found to be in error, they never go back and look at all their past cases to check for fairness do they? When it was found that Ofc. Wilson (Ferguson) did nothing wrong did they look at the Federal (Holder) prosecutors and local hacks who showed their own prejudice? NOOOO! Could that be because they are all Lawyers? and that they are all Libs and that they all are cop haters? While on the subject of Prosectors/lawyers that are prostitutes we know how poorly and inefficient gascon was here in Mesa Az and then in San Francisco, yet where is he now? A D.A.? Funny how a Law degree seems to excuse incompetence and prejudice is it not?

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