San Francisco police officer who is on the verge of losing job was charged with bank robbery.

6 month ago

A San Francisco police officer charged this week with robbing a bank is also facing criminal charges of elder abuse in San Mateo County, where prosecutors said he systematically stole more than $13,000 over a three-month period from a 76-year-old man with dementia.

44-year-old Rain Daugherty was arrested Tuesday and charged Wednesday. It’s unclear whether he has an attorney.

Court documents claim Daugherty, who’s been on unpaid suspension, entered the East West Bank on Nov. 29 and handed the teller a note demanding money, saying something like: “calm down, just do it.”

About $9,000 was stolen.

He was listed among nine current and former officers who sued to keep the Police Commission from disciplining them for sharing racist, sexist and homophobic texts in 2011 and 2012. The courts earlier this year allowed the action to proceed.

The bank-robbery charge is punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison.