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San Francisco police officer who may lose job for racist texts, is charged with robbing the bank

Rain Daugherty, 44, was arrested and charged Wednesday.
(San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office)

A San Francisco police officer, who was suspended for sending racist and homophobic texts was arrested Tuesday for allegedly robbing a bank in the last month.

Rain Daugherty, 44, allegedly went to the East West Bank in San Francisco on nov. 29 and gave the teller a note demanding money, federal prosecutors said. The teller said the robber said something like: “stay calm, just do it,” according to the court documents.

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He left the company with more than $ 9,000 in cash. Daugherty was recognized by surveillance video, fellow police officers and a bank teller.

If convicted, Daugherty could face up to 20 years in prison.

He is one of nine current and former officers who are called to the Police command of the disciplining of them for the sharing of racist, sexist and homophobic texts in 2011 and 2012. The judge earlier this year allowed the action to proceed.

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In July, Daugherty was accused of theft after he allegedly stole money from an older adult, SF Gate reported. The prosecutors said, he has more than $13,000 from an elderly man with dementia. He pleaded not guilty and was set free.

Daugherty was suspended without pay in 2015.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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