SAN FRANCISCO—On February 21, 44-year-old San Francisco Police Department Officer, Rain Olsen Daugherty, pled guilty after being arrested for robbing two banks in November 2018. On Thursday, May 30, he was sentenced to 30 months in prison and will have to repay more than the $10,000 he stole from the two banks—one of them being an East West Bank on Irving Street in the Sunset District of San Francisco and another on Clement Street.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Department of Justice announced on Thursday:
“Rain Olson Daugherty was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for robbing two San Francisco banks… The sentence was handed down by the Honorable William H. Orrick, United States District Judge.”
According to the plea agreement, Daugherty handed the teller of the East West bank a note ordering payment in the form of $50 and $100 bills. He walked out of the bank with over $9,000 in cash. According to court records, San Francisco Police Department Internal Affairs officers identified Daugherty as the robber when they were shown surveillance camera footage from the first robbery.
During his arrest, Daugherty was still a SFPD officer, but had been suspended without pay since December 2018. He was one of the nine police officers revealed to be sending violently racist and homophobic text messages to each other, which were not exposed until another officer’s bail hearing back in 2015.
The text messages were retrieved from Furminger’s phone, a fellow SFPD officer convicted of “two counts of honest services fraud, one count of civil rights conspiracy, and one count of conspiracy to commit theft from a federally funded program”, according to the case document uploaded by KQED News. He was sentenced to 41 months in prison along with a $25,000 fine in February 2015.
Daugherty was indicted with four counts of bank robbery. He accepted the plea agreement and pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery—one for each robbery. The other two counts were dismissed by the federal grand jury. He is expected to begin bringing in his prison term immediately.