California DA to give results of police sex investigation

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Posted: Sep 09, 2016 3:15 AM
California DA to give results of police sex investigation

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors in the San Francisco Bay Area planned a news conference Friday to discuss the results of a sexual misconduct investigation involving officers from the Oakland Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley said in a statement that at noon she will announce her office's decisions on charges in the criminal investigation.

The wide-ranging scandal was spurred by a 19-year-old prostitute who said she has had sex with about 30 law enforcement officials throughout the Bay Area over the last two years. She said she had sex with four officers before she turned 18 and sometimes traded sex for protection from arrest or tip offs to planned prostitution stings.

The Associated Press generally doesn't identify sex crimes victims.

Most of the implicated officers work in Oakland, where on Wednesday Mayor Libby Schaaf said disciplinary action has begun against a dozen officers. Schaaf said dismissal proceedings have begun for four officers, seven will serve a range of unpaid suspensions before being allowed to return to duty and another will be required to attend training classes.

The department earlier announced that two officers implicated in the scandal previously resigned. A third killed himself last year.

On Thursday a Livermore police officer who had been on administrative leave resigned after seeing the results of his department's investigation