RICHMOND (KRON) — Four Richmond police officers are no longer on the force after allegedly being involved in a police sex scandal, according to Richmond Mayor Tom Butt.
Eleven officers are currently being investigated in the case.
19-year-old Jasmine Abuslin, the woman at the center of the Bay Area police sex scandal, filed a claim against the city of Richmond last month.
Abuslin and her lawyers accuse police officers in Richmond, Oakland, Livermore, San Francisco and Alameda County of improper conduct.
The internal investigation of the Richmond Police Department originally recommended for only one of the eleven officers to be fired, but Richmond City Manager Bill Lindsay decided to fire three others.
“The discipline I am implementing is more stringent than that recommended during the initial stages of the review process,” Lindsay said in a press release. “It is my belief that the actions in question have no place in a city department that has worked hard to become a national model for community policing. Our community places its trust in us and expects us to maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct. Preserving that trust requires that we be decisive in addressing behavior that violates these standards.”
KRON4 News has learned the officers fired are Lt. Andre Hill, Sgt. Armando Moreno, Officer Terrence Jackson and Officer Jerrod Tong.
Five officers being investigated have been reprimanded.
The other two police officers left the force for reasons not related to the alleged scandal.
The four officers fired can request a hearing regarding Lindsay’s decision and can seek a mediation to determine a final outcome.
Richmond mayor Tom Butt also commented on Lindsay’s decision Sunday.
“I appreciate the decisiveness with which our City Manager has acted to respond to misconduct by police personnel,” Butt said in a statement. “The professionalism and integrity of our police department is of high importance and is a point of pride for our city. The appropriate corrective actions are being taken to ensure that we do our part in Richmond to address the rash of improper conduct seen in police departments across the Bay Area.”