SF officer at center of video scandal to resign

February 16, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
The San Francisco police officer held responsible for the department's notorious 2005 "Cops Gone Wild" video scandal is resigning, effective July 1, 2010.

Andrew Cohen, 44, was the department videographer when he produced videos for a Christmas party.

The videos were denounced by many as racist, sexist, and homophobic.

He was facing 20 charges in front of the police commission.

In his blog, Cohen wrote that he had "run out of options," and it was either "get fired, or resign on my own."