OAKLAND (KRON) — A major shakeup is underway in the Oakland Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division, according to KRON4 sources.
A captain currently overseeing internal affairs is being replaced and the sergeant initially assigned to investigate the alleged sexual misconduct of officers is being reassigned out of the building, according to the sources.
This comes after it was recently revealed first on KRON that multiple officers were under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct with a minor. KRON’s Haaziq Madyun was the first to break this story last week.
He has been talking to the now 18-year-old woman at the center of the Oakland police sex scandal.
On Monday, it was announced the alleged investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by Oakland police officers has been widened to include a fourth officer who has been placed on leave, the department said on Monday.
Police haven’t released the names of those three officers or the fourth officer who is now also part of the probe.
Last Friday, Oakland police chief Sean Whent said many of the incidents involved conduct by officers when they were off duty but he expects his officers to maintain high standards both on and off duty.
Whent said on Friday the “overwhelming majority” of his officers are honest and hard-working but he said the recent misconduct allegations “have marred our reputation.”
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf also said on Friday that a series of recent misconduct allegations against some of the city’s police officers, including sexual misconduct with a minor, are “very disturbing” and could hurt efforts to build trust with the public.