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S.F. police officer being investigated in text message probe resigns

S.F. police officer being investigated in text message probe resigns

One of the officers at the center of a widening scandal involving racist and homophobic text messages sent by a group of San Francisco police officers has resigned, the agency and his attorney said Thursday. Michael Robison, a 23-year veteran, resigned Wednesday, according to his attorney, Tony Brass. Robison stepped down amid intense scrutiny that has forced the review of an estimated 1,000 criminal convictions in the county for potential bias. “This was a difficult decision for him, but Chief [Greg] Suhr’s comments have led him to believe that a real future in the SFPD would not be possible after a scandal such as this,” Brass said of his client. Brass called...

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