Statement on Investigation into Law Enforcement Officers’ Alleged Sexual Misconduct

The District Attorney's Office is conducting a thorough investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct involving police officers at multiple East Bay law enforcement agencies. While the investigation remains active, we will not comment on details or findings. However, we would like to make known certain facts.

On Wednesday, June 15, an Inspector in the District Attorney's Office was put on administrative leave.

“While it is our practice not to discuss pending investigations, I can firmly state that we do not and will not turn a blind eye to human trafficking or the sexual exploitation of a minor, whether the offender is a civilian or a law enforcement officer,” says DA O’Malley.

“The alleged conduct of the officers in this matter is not in line with what our office and the wider community feel is acceptable for those who are sworn to protect and serve.

"The Alameda County DA’s Office is a national leader in the fight against human trafficking, aggressively prosecuting traffickers and purchasers through our dedicated H.E.A.T. (Human Exploitation and Trafficking) Unit. Regardless of the setting in which we uncover human trafficking in our community, we vigorously enforce the law.

“For years, we have been fighting to shatter the perception of children as 'prostitutes' and criminals undeserving of protection. These young people are victims of abuse. We have worked hard to educate the community about this issue that previously existed in the shadows,” said DA O’Malley.

"This office is committed to ensuring transparency and we will make our findings publicly available as soon as our investigation is complete."


Posted on Jun 15, 2016