Editorial: Torrance racist text scandal highlights rot in police culture

The Times’ disclosure of racist text messages exchanged among Torrance officers opens a window into a culture of unconstitutional policing.

Editorial: Torrance Racist Text Scandal Highlights Rot In Police Culture

Los Angeles Times – by The Times Editorial Board

Two Torrance police officers allegedly spray-painted a swastika inside a car they had directed to be towed in January 2020, and the resulting district attorney’s investigation led to the discovery of a sickening stockpile of racist, antisemitic and homophobic texts sent between them and among about a dozen other members of the 200-plus officer agency.

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