Councilmember Kaplan says questions remain over OPD sex scandal

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Monday, July 10, 2017
Oakland police vehicles are seen in this undated image.
Oakland police vehicles are seen in this undated image.

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Oakland City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan says there are still many questions to be answered in the wake of an OPD sex scandal involving a teenager.

The teenager at the center of the scandal, Jasmine, reached a nearly $1 million settlement with the City of Oakland.

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After allegations surfaced that officers had exploited her, OPD closed its investigation after just one week.

A dozen officers have been disciplined, and four others have been terminated as a result of a further investigation.

"The recent report, from the court-ordered investigation highlighted very troubling information, detailing not only the extent to which sworn police officers engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct, but also, and more extensively, the degree to which other police and high ranking officials, refused to take action on this misconduct, and in some cases, appear to have intervened to prevent a thorough investigation," Kaplan said in a statement.

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