As many as 3,000 San Francisco arrests conducted by officers implicated in a widening text-messaging scandal are being reviewed to see if police bias led to prosecutions, the city’s top prosecutor said.
“We cannot afford to look the other way,” George Gascón, the San Francisco district attorney, said. He decried the text messages, discovered in a corruption probe, as “horrendous.” Some of the messages said “we celebrate whiteness” and that African-American women “should be spayed.”
The prosecutor said he has identified as many as 3,000 arrests and criminal cases involving 14 officers implicated in the text-messaging fiasco. At least eight cases have been dismissed already.
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