- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland police say a fourth officer has been placed on leave as part of an ongoing investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor.

The Oakland Police Department says in a statement Monday it’s not naming the officers in order to maintain the integrity of the investigation.

The department said last week an officer’s suicide prompted the probe.

Officer Brendan O’Brien killed himself in September, a little more than a year after police say his wife, Irma Huerta-Lopez, also took her life.

Oakland police officials wouldn’t specify how O’Brien’s suicide led to the sexual misconduct probe or give any other details.

City officials say the Alameda County District Attorney’s office will conduct its own investigations of O’Brien and his wife’s suicides and the sexual misconduct allegations and review the city’s investigatory process.


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