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Police Trading Homophobic, Racist Texts Jeopardize Hundreds of Cases

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The Los Angeles Times.Texts showed that the officers joked about attacking LGBTQ+ people, reports the paper.Other messages include a photo of Black men who had been lynched that was captioned, "Hanging with the homies." Another text asked what would happen if one of the officers’ girlfriends had an affair with a Black man.

The officer replied back that he would smash “a tail light on his car so the police will stop him and shoot him.”No officers are currently facing charges related to the text messages, but about 85 criminal cases that involved the officers have so far been dismissed.

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