Two more Oakland officers appear in court for prostitution related offenses

EMBED </>More News Videos

Ryan Walterhouse and Giovanni LoVerde are the latest Oakland police officers to appear in court under charges of prostitution related offenses. (KGO-TV)

Two more Oakland police officers appeared in court today. One to enter a plea related to the ongoing police sex scandal, the other to face new charges in an unrelated prostitution case.

RELATED: Oakland cop charged with engaging in the act of prostitution

Ryan Walterhouse and Giovanni LoVerde are just the latest Oakland police officer criminally charged. "I'd love to tell you something, but my lawyer Michael Cardoza told me not to," Walterhouse said.

The 26-year-old was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony conspiracy to obstruct justice and misdemeanor prostitution.

He pleaded not guilty in a Hayward courtroom.

"From the facts that I know now, we're heading to a trial," said Cardoza. "And we'll let a jury decide what the truth is."

RELATED: Woman at center of police sex scandal files $18M claim against SF

Moments earlier, another Oakland officer Giovanni LoVerde also pleaded not guilty to a charge that he had oral sex with an underage prostitute.

"I would really like to be able to share my story with you guys, but I've been advised by my lawyer not to make any statements at this time," LoVerde said.

Moments earlier, another Oakland officer Giovanni LoVerde also pleaded not guilty to a charge that he had oral sex with an underage prostitute.

"He never met her," said Cardoza, who is representing both men. "He never had sex with her, but yet he's accused of it and I understand the volatility of those charges. You hear that? And everyone jumps to cop, guilty. You're all wrong."

Loverde is among seven officers from Oakland and other agencies criminally charged for their alleged contacts with Jasmine Abusalin, formerly known as Celeste Guap.

RELATED: Oakland officer first of several cops arraigned in sex scandal

Abusilin is now represented by John Burris.

Click here for more stories on the Oakland Police Department.
Related Topics:
newsOPDpoliceofficer arrestedprostitutioninvestigationarrestsex scandalOakland
(Copyright ©2016 KGO-TV. All Rights Reserved.)

Load Comments

OPD
More OPD

NEWS
More News

Top Stories
Show More