(AP) - City officials say the Oakland Police Department, already rocked by a sexual misconduct investigation, is now being investigated in an unrelated criminal misconduct case.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports Thursday night that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and City Administrator Sabrina Landreth announced that they have asked the Alameda County District Attorney's Office to investigate the unspecified criminal misconduct. A person in the department, who was not named, has been placed on administrative leave.
The city is already grappling with an internal investigation involving an underage sex worker and her suspected interactions with multiple Oakland police officers and sworn personnel from several other law enforcement agencies.
Under an executive order Schaaf issued in May, any allegation of criminal misconduct involving the police department is to be reported to the district attorney in the county where the incident occurred, the newspaper reported.