By Associated Press - Wednesday, March 18, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A union official says the San Francisco Police Department is expanding its probe into whether offensive text messages were sent by officers.

Police Officers Association President Martin Halloran told the San Francisco Chronicle ( ) in a story Wednesday that at least 10 additional officers are under investigation by the internal affairs unit.

Police Chief Greg Suhr did not release names, ranks or provide details of the probe.

Four police officers already were under investigation for the sending of racist and homophobic texts in 2011 and 2012 targeting blacks, Mexicans, Filipinos and gay men.

They could be fired if the probe determines they sent the messages.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle,

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