Oakland police sex scandal: at a glance

Oakland police sex scandal: at a glance

A sex scandal involving Oakland Police Department officers has spread to several other areas as the woman at the center of the scandal has claimed she had sex with more than two dozen current and former officers in five cities, a newspaper reported.

The woman at the center of the sex scandal, identified only as a resident of Richmond, told the East Bay Times that she had slept with at least three officers even before she turned 18 in August last year.

She also revealed that two Oakland police officers would provide with secret police information, including tips on anti-prostitution stings in advance. According to her claims, a retired captain in his 80s once paid her $250 to sleep with her in a motel.

The woman, whose mother is an Oakland police dispatcher, said, “They nicknamed me 'juve,' which is short for juvenile … They were my protectors. I didn’t have a pimp at the time. It did make me feel safer, having them.”

Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent resigned from his position on Thursday last week, without giving a specific reason for stepping down. However, multiple sources revealed that the department’s federal overseer Robert Warshaw forced him to step down.

The sex scandal, involving more than dozen Oakland officers, is a hard blow to the reputation of a department that is already under federal oversight due to its failures to adequately hold officers liable for their misdeeds.