- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

OAKLAND, California (AP) - Two of four Northern California police officers implicated in a sexual misconduct case have resigned.

The Oakland Police Department announced the resignations Wednesday. The two others remain on administrative leave.

Police haven’t released the names of the officers.

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 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.

The Alameda County District Attorney’s office is also investigating the suicides, the sexual misconduct allegations and the city’s investigatory process.

The alleged misconduct was initially flagged by the federal judge who oversees the police department as part of a lawsuit settlement.


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