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San Francisco mayor won’t fund officer-bias task force

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee says he won’t fund a request from the district attorney’s office to fund a task force eyeing 3,000 arrests handled by officers accused of sending racist and anti-gay text messages.

Authorities say the arrests could have been influenced and resulted in wrongful convictions as the result of bias by 14 San Francisco police officers being investigated for the text messages.

Six officers are facing possible termination. Two have retired. Six others are facing some kind of discipline.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported (http://bit.ly/1eTrxPx ) Friday that in his proposed budget announced Monday, Lee declined a request by District Attorney George Gasc

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