Back in February we learned that suspended SFPD officer Rain Daugherty, who earlier was part of that 2015 racist-texting scandal, had pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery. Today he's getting sentenced, and he may get up to three years.
The robberies happened in the Sunset and Richmond districts last fall, with Daugherty first robbing the East West Bank on Irving Street of $9,000 on Nov. 29, 2018. Two weeks later he walked into Cathay Bank on Clement Street to try it again, making off with just over $1,450.
As KPIX/CBS SF reports, Daugherty was due to appear at a sentencing hearing at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, and prosecutors are seeking a sentence of three years and one month. Daugherty's defense attorney, arguing that her client was in the grips of an opioid addiction stemming from a surgery, is asking for a two-year sentence.
Prior to this last run-in with the law, 46-year-old Daugherty had led a lawsuit against the SFPD that had delayed disciplinary proceedings in the racist and homophobic texting scandal until last year. Last summer he was arrested and charged in a San Mateo County case of elder abuse, and a search of his home came up with a cache of cocaine and oxycodone, which extended his rap sheet. Daugherty allegedly stole tens of thousands of dollars from a 76-year-old man with dementia, and that case led to his being suspended from the SFPD without pay.
We'll update you as details about Daugherty's sentence are made public.
Update: Daugherty was sentenced to two years and six months.