A teen who last year alleged that she had sexuality with over a dozen Oakland police officer determined specific claims against the city for merely under$ 1 million.
According to the City council, the 19 -year-old — who asked to be only identified as Jasmine — sparked a series of investigations within the Oakland Police Department that led to criminal charges against seven Bay Area law enforcement officers.
Jasmine revealed several of the encounters happened while she was underage, and claimed cops traded sexuality in return for protection and projected police raids.
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The scandal led to the firing of an officer and examiners with government departments, together with disciplinary matters against several others.
The city of Oakland agreed to settle Jasmine’s claim for up to $989,000 during a City council gratify. The referendum passed 7 to 1 — with the dissenting referendum “re coming out” Councilwoman Desley Brooks, who wanted Jasmine to receive an even larger settlement.
During a press conference on Wednesday, Jasmine, who was initially known by the pseudonym “Celeste Guap, ” experienced “happy that I can close the present chapter and move on with my life.”
Civil privileges advocate John Burris, who represents the accuser, said the large payout reflected the “responsibility” the city experienced over the officers’ activities, saying in the following statement 😛 TAGEND
“The settlement passed with no admission of liability, but plainly, if you pay$ 1 million, you figure you got some responsibility.”
Jasmine’s attorney called the offices who took advantage of the young woman a “cabal, ” adding 😛 TAGEND
“People were extending her around as if she was a kickball or something.”
People who were supposed to be keeping her safe , no less!
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf replied, like Jasmine, the city is committed to moving forward from the scandal and will “remain focused on rebuilding the public trust that was so was affected by this incident.”
Do better, Oakland PD.
[ Image via Oakland Police Dept . .]