The Latest: Police union disappointed by sex misconduct case

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) " The Latest on a sexual misconduct scandal involving police in the San Francisco Bay Area (all times local):

1:55 p.m.

The Oakland police union says it is disappointed by the actions of a few officers linked to a sexual misconduct scandal involving a teenager and assured residents the majority of officers are hardworking and upstanding.

Barry Donelan, president of the Oakland Police Officers' Association, made the comments in a statement issued Friday after a prosecutor said she will file charges against seven former and current San Francisco Bay Area officers in connection with the misconduct.

They include three current Oakland police officers and two former officers with the department.

The wide-ranging scandal surfaced when the teen who described herself as a prostitute said she had sex with about 30 law enforcement officials throughout the region.

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1:15 p.m.

A prosecutor says she will file charges against seven former and current San Francisco Bay Area officers in connection with a sexual misconduct scandal involving a teen.

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley made the announcement Friday, saying she was waiting to formally file charges until a teen victim could be returned to California from Florida, where she is in custody in an assault case.

The wide-ranging scandal surfaced when the teen who described herself as a prostitute said she had sex with about 30 law enforcement officials throughout the region.

O'Malley says the officers who will be charged are former Contra Costa sheriff's Deputy Ricardo Perez; former Livermore Police Officer Dan Black; Oakland Police Officers Brian Bunton, Giovani LoVerde and Warit Utappa; and former Oakland Police Officers Tyrell Smith and Leroy Johnson.

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This story has been corrected to say charges will be filed against seven officers, not have been filed.

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12:25 p.m.

Prosecutors have charged seven current and former San Francisco Bay Area police officers in a sexual misconduct scandal involving a teenager.

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley announced the charges Friday at a news conference in Oakland.

The wide-ranging scandal surfaced when a teenage woman who described herself as a prostitute said she had sex with about 30 law enforcement officials throughout the region.

The now 19-year-old said she had sex with four of the officers before she turned 18 and sometimes traded sex for protection from arrest or tips about planned prostitution stings.

The Associated Press generally doesn't identify people who say they are victims of sex crimes.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said disciplinary action has begun against a dozen officers, including dismissal proceedings against four.

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12:30 a.m.

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

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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