Los Angeles authorities are investigating more than a dozen police officers in Torrance, CA for the exchange of anti-Semitic, Homophobe, and racist messages.
The investigation was prompted in part after two Torrance police officers were accused of spray-painting a Nazi swastika inside the vehicle of a suspect under investigation by the Torrance Police department.
Over 1800 cases are under review due to the new allegations. The cases took place in Los Angeles County over a ten-year period. As a result thus far 40 felony cases and 50 misdemeanor cases involving the officers in question have been dismissed. Some 15 Torrance police department officers have been put on leave as a result of the investigation.
Another Long Beach police department officer who previously worked with the Torrance police department has been assigned desk duty due to the investigation.