Videogate cop quits the SFPD 

The SFPD officer who produced a series of videos that angered Mayor Gavin Newsom and then Chief Heather Fong for their offensive nature has quit the force.

Officer Andrew Cohen, who has been out on disability, faced disciplinary action because of the videos, which caused an uproar after Newsom made them public Dec. 7, 2005, during a news conference in which he referred to the skits as racist, sexist and homophobic.

More than a dozen officers who took part in the videos were placed on desk duty and are still working out their disciplinary cases.

The 15-year veteran said he has plans for the future, including his work on a blog that is rife with police gossip. The blog was temporarily taken down but resurrected Tuesday to announce the resignation.

“I fought a good fight and I can’t take any more time on this,” Cohen said.

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