More claims planned after $66 million lawsuit filed against Oakland for police sex scandal

Byby Sergio Quintana KGO logo
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Attorneys plan to file more claims in Bay Area cop sex scandal
Attorneys for the woman at the center of a sex scandal that's hit law enforcement agencies across the Bay Area filed a $66 million lawsuit Friday, and say more claims are in the works.

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- A $66 million civil claim has been filed against the city of Oakland on behalf of a young woman who says she's had sex with dozens of bay area police officers when she was underage.

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According to attorneys for Jasmine Abuslin, the woman formerly known as Celeste Guap, they all met with Alameda County prosecutors just after the first criminal charges were filed against two police officers Friday.

At about the same time, attorneys Pamela Price and Charles Bonner went to the Oakland city attorney to file notice for a civil claim.

Price and Bonner also filed a $66 million civil claim against the city of Oakland, something they announced was in the works earlier this week.

"She is entitled, certainly, to compensation from each one of the jurisdictions where officers have violated the law and violated her civil rights," said Price.

A spokesman for the Oakland city attorney said they cannot comment on pending legal actions.

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Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff also did not comment.

Twelve police officers are named in the multi-million dollar civil claim, including former Police Chief Sean Whent.

They accuse him of failing to take action when he learned what his officers were doing to Abuslin.

Her attorneys are also planning to file claims against other police agencies with officers connected to this case.

"We have at least five Bay Area counties that have been implicated in this scandal," said Price.

There were only two officers who were charged Friday, but five other are expected to be charged later.

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Former Oakland Sergeant LeRoy Johnson is accused of failing to report child abuse, which is a misdemeanor.

Former Livermore Officer Daniel Black was also charged.

He's accused of participating in prostitution, lewd conduct, and providing alcohol to a minor.

They will be in court October 4 for a first appearance.

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