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San Francisco DA takes deeper look into police text messages




SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 27:  San Francisco police cars sit parked in front of the Hall of Justice on February 27, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 27: San Francisco police cars sit parked in front of the Hall of Justice on February 27, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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In the wake of Freddie Gray's death, the Justice Department has launched a civil rights investigation into the conduct of the Baltimore's police force. 

Here in the West, police departments are facing their own challenges and inquiries. Earlier this year, disturbing text messages sent between officers in San Francisco came to light. Some were homophobic, others were racist. Some messages spoke of lynching African-Americans and burning crosses.

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced a broader inquiry into whether the police and sheriff's departments have a deep-seated culture of systemic bias leading to unlawful arrests. He joins the show with more.