San Francisco Cop Who Was Suspended for Racist Texts Charged With Bank Robbery

A San Francisco police officer who was suspended in 2015 for sending racist texts was charged Wednesday with bank robbery, according to a report from the San Francisco Chronicle. An FBI agent alleged in a court filing that on Nov. 29, Rain Daugherty allegedly visited the East West Bank, demanded $50 and $100 bills, and eventually swiped more than $9,000. He was arrested Tuesday, and now faces up to 20 years in prison. In 2012, investigators discovered a slew of racist, sexist, and homophobic texts from Daugherty while probing another officer. In the texts, Daugherty promoted “white power” and called African Americans “monkeys.” Although the department knew of the texts as early as 2012, they did not release them publicly until 2015, prompting the police chief to say that he wanted to fire nine officers, including Daugherty. After a brief legal skirmish, in which Daugherty claimed he was “deeply ashamed” of the texts, he was suspended without pay.