Monthly Archives August 2018

Court Rules that Police Can Be Disciplined for Homophobic and Racist Texts

A California appeals court recently decided in implementing disciplinary actions against San Francisco police officers who sent racist and homophobic text messages in 2012. Background of the Case The whole case began when Public Defender Jeff Adach found a surveillance video while defending his various clients. The video seemed to contradict the veracity of police testimony. This video led to a serious investigation of police corruption within the SFPD. As the police corruption scandal broke, police officer Reynaldo Vargas testified that he and several other police officers regularly grabbed money and property from drug dealers, and to conceal this they
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