Racists texts by SFPD throws out at least eight criminal cases

SAN FRANCISCO – New developments in the case against 14 SFPD officers accused of exchanging racist and homophobic text messages that included slurs against Filipinos.

City prosecutors have thrown out at least eight criminal cases involving the accused officers over concerns that bias could have led to wrongful prosecutions.

A task force with the district attorney’s office plans to review 3,000 additional cases because of the text messages.

The controversial texts were revealed earlier this year by federal prosecutors and included slurs against blacks, gays, Mexicans and Filipinos.

One message referred Filipinos as “filthy flips” and “disgusting”.





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