Eight San Francisco police officers implicated in sending and receiving racist and homophobic text messages have been suspended and are expected to be fired, according to news reports.
Addressing reporters Friday, Police Chief Greg Suhr called the text messages “reprehensible,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
“There were eight standing officers who engaged in such repulsive conversations via text messages,” Suhr said, according to the Chronicle. “I have suspended them and they have been referred to the Police Commission with a recommendation of only termination — as it should be. Their conduct is incompatible with that of a police officer.”
The ugly messages, which were discovered during a federal corruption probe, implicated a captain, a sergeant and six other officers, according the Chronicle.
Officials told the paper that three of the eight officers have already either resigned or informed police they plan to resign.
“I imagine more of them, if not all of them, are considering the same thing,” Suhr said, according to the Chronicle.
SOURCE: The Washington Post, Peter Holley