The names of three more SFPD officers implicated in the racist texts scandal were revealed as Chief Greg Suhr looked to terminate a total of eight cops for their conduct.
The other three were identified by the Chronicle as Officer Sean Doherty, Sergeant Michael Wibunsin, and Captain Jason Fox. Suhr said that an officer with such a high rank sending the offensive texts was "particularly disheartening." Of the four named in the initial wake of the case involving corrupt cop Ian Furminger, three—Michael Robison, Noel Schwab and Michael Celis—have already resigned or said that they will.
“There were eight standing officers who engaged in such repulsive conversations via text messages," said the chief. "Their conduct is incompatible with that of a police officer."
Two more officers are under scrutiny for what Suhr said were "single event texts" that "did not rise to the level" of the extensive, offensive conversation, but could still face termination by the Police Commission. Four others are facing up to 10-day suspensions for messages that revealed less severe department violations.
"There is more to the story, but having been involved in this is regrettable and incompatible with still being a police officer in the city of San Francisco," said the attorney representing Celis and Robison.
The offices of District Attorney George Gascón and public defender Jeff Adachi are now reviewing cases from the last 10 years involving the officers to see if racial bias could have affected any of their outcomes. Adachi says he expects over a thousand cases to get another look.