Christian Science Monitor
San Francisco's police chief said that he has ordered that all officers finish an anti-harassment class within the next month amid a racist texting scandal that has rocked the department already dogged by fatal shootings of unarmed minority suspects.
Flanked by religious and minority community leaders at a San Francisco press conference, Chief Greg Suhr also released more transcripts of racist and homophobic text messages along with inflammatory and inappropriate images found on former officers' cellphones.
It's the second texting scandal since 2014 in a department that is attempting to diversify its officers to reflect the San Francisco culture and population. The department of 2,100 was led by an Asian-American woman and a black man before Suhr took over five years ago.
Suhr says he has no plans to resign and Mayor Ed Lee says he supports the chief.
"I support Chief Suhr," said the Rev. Amos Brown, president of San Francisco's NAACP chapter.