Remember those San Francisco Police Department officers who sent some really awful racist and homophobic texts to each other? According to the San Francisco Chronicle, their police chief is moving to fire them.
San Francisco police chief Greg Suhr announced that the eight officers who "engaged in such repulsive conversations via text messages" have been suspended and that he has personally recommended them for termination. He added, "As it should be. Their conduct is incompatible with that of a police officer," which offers some hope that the entire police department isn't that bad (although Suhr also announced that six other officers were involved in the scandal, though to a lesser degree.) Suhr said it was "disheartening" to know that such disturbing behavior was found among higher-ranking members of his team.
Apparently, three of those eight officers have already resigned, and Suhr said he suspects that more will follow: “I imagine more of them, if not all of them, are considering the same thing."
The texts came to light as part of a case into former police officer Ian Furlinger, who was recently convicted of corruption charges. He was also called a "virulent" racist and homophobe by federal prosecutors. That's when you know it's real.