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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Michael Robison: S.F. Cop Who Sent Bigoted Text Messages Resigns

Posted By on Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 2:35 PM

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An officer who reportedly sent racist and homophobic text messages among other San Francisco cops resigned Wednesday, the San Francisco Examiner confirmed.

Officer Michael Robison ended his 23-year career with the SFPD yesterday after court filings revealed bigoted text messages between him and former undercover cop Ian Furminger, who was sentenced to 41 months in prison on federal corruption charges.

Four officers, including Robison, were implicated in the scandal alongside Furminger.

“Get your pocket gun. Keep it available in case the monkey returns to his roots,” one text message said. “Well said!” another officer responded. The conversation continued: “U may have to kill the half breed kids too. Don’t worry. Their an abomination of nature anyway.”

Attorney Anthony Brass, who is representing Robison and Michael Celis, one of the other cops implicated, confirmed the officer’s resignation Thursday.

Police Chief Greg Suhr said earlier this week he would move to fire the officers for the messages, which were sent from the cops’ personal cell phones in 2011 and 2012.
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