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Crazy story unfolding in the California Bay area. The latest development is that 4 officers were fired, others suspended without pay and one is getting counseling.

Four Oakland police officers fired in wake of sex scandal - CNN.com

CNN) — Four police officers in Oakland, California, have been fired for involvement in a department-wide sex scandal, Mayor Libby Schaaf said in a press conference Wednesday.

An additional seven officers were suspended without pay, and another is receiving counseling, according to CNN affiliate KRON4.

The four Oakland Police Department officers who were terminated also face charges of attempted sexual assault, lewd conduct in public, assisting in the crime of prostitution, being untruthful to investigators, and failing to report a violation of law for not disclosing that a minor had sexual contact with police.

The seven suspended officers are accused of accessing a law enforcement database for personal gain, failing to report a violation of the law, and bringing disrepute to the department.

Schaaf said at the press conference that the firings and suspensions send "a loud and clear message that we hold our officers to nothing but the highest standards of professionalism and integrity."
The bigger story is highlighted here... One officer (O'Brien) committed suicide and it lead to this huge investigation.

The young woman, who goes by the pseudonym Celeste Guap, said it all started when she was 17 years old and became romantically involved with O'Brien, who she credits with saving her from a dangerous pimp.

"He saved me when I was 17," Guap told CNN in a phone conversation. "Instead of taking me to jail, we just kind of started something there, you know."

O'Brian, she said, later introduced her to other officers who became customers.

As the investigation widened, other officers became embroiled in the scandal. Ultimately, four police chiefs resigned and 28 officers across five departments were alleged to have had sexual contact with Guap.
More fallout from Oakland police sex scandal - CNN.com

And of course, the major issue is the failing to report and covering it all up.
 

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Crazy story unfolding in the California Bay area. The latest development is that 4 officers were fired, others suspended without pay and one is getting counseling.

Four Oakland police officers fired in wake of sex scandal - CNN.com



The bigger story is highlighted here... One officer (O'Brien) committed suicide and it lead to this huge investigation.



More fallout from Oakland police sex scandal - CNN.com

And of course, the major issue is the failing to report and covering it all up.
It's just a few bad apples.
 

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The shocking thing is that nobody is really shocked. Surprise, surprise, people with power abused it and outright made a mockery of the law. I guess that's just where we are as a society.
 

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