City Challenges Decision Allowing SFPD Texting Scandal Officers To Keep JobsSan Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said Tuesday he will appeal a court ruling that found the city’s Police Department could not fire officers who traded racist, homophobic texts because the department waited too long to act.
Anti-LGBT Russians Use Country's Flag To Counter Facebook Rainbow Flag FilterFacebook’s rainbow flag filter for user’s profile images proved to be wildly popular following Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex marriage in all 50 states, while also creating a backlash on the other side the world.
Retired Judges To Join Task Force Probing Racist, Homophobic Text Messages By SF Police OfficersThree retired judges will be working with San Francisco prosecutors to review roughly 3,000 criminal cases that have potentially been tainted by 14 San Francisco police officers who sent homophobic, racist and sexist text messages, District Attorney George Gascon announced Thursday.
Delayed Reporting Of Racist, Homophobic SFPD Text Messages Could Jeopardize FiringsThe decision to not notify San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr for two years of racist and homophobic texts exchanged between several of his officers may end up preventing the chief from disciplining the officers involved.
Demonstrators In Oakland And SF Participate in Shutdowns, Day Of Action Against Police BrutalityMassive rallies were held in Oakland and San Francisco to demonstrate against police brutality as part of a national day of action calling to put a stop to police killings of unarmed minorities.
San Francisco Police Officers Suspended Over Racist, Homophobic Texts; Firings Recommended8 of the 14 San Francisco police officers investigated for sending racist and homophobic text messages have been suspended with a recommendation for termination.
'Death Penalty For Gays' Ballot Initiative May Be Allowed To Proceed Under California LawA ballot proposal criminalizing sodomy and allowing the death penalty for anyone who "touches another person of the same gender for purposes of sexual gratification" is moving forward because constitutionally, there is really no way to stop it, despite the neo-Nazi nature of the proposed law.
San Francisco Police Officer Involved In Racist, Homophobic Text Scandal ResignsMichael Robinson, who spent more than 20 years on the force, retired on Wednesday.
1,000 Criminal Cases To Be Reviewed In Wake Of Racist, Homophobic Texts Sent Between San Francisco CopsSan Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi estimates as many as 1,000 criminal cases will be reviewed following the racist and homophobic text messages allegedly sent by four San Francisco police officers.
Text Message Probe Of SFPD Officers Widens; Public Defender Estimates 1,000 Cases To Be ReviewedSan Francisco's Police Department is widening its probe into offensive text messages by its officers that included racist and homophobic slurs.
SF Mayor Lee Calls For Officers To Be Fired Over Racist, Homophobic TextsThe mayor of San Francisco said Tuesday that four police officers under investigation in the sending of racist and homophobic texts will be fired if the probe determines they sent the messages.
4 Officers Investigated For Exchanging Racist, Homophobic Texts With Convicted SFPD Mission District SupervisorThe texts were part a petition filed by federal prosecutors in the case of former SFPD Sgt. Ian Furminger.