Oakland Police Department Launches Internal Investigation of Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Three Oakland police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave.

ByJulia Jacobo
May 13, 2016, 5:32 PM
PHOTO: The Oakland Police Administration Building in Oakland, Calif., is pictured in this undated stock photo.
The Oakland Police Administration Building in Oakland, Calif., is pictured in this undated stock photo.
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— -- The Oakland Police Department has launched an internal investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct involving three police officers, it said in a statement today.

The officers under investigation have been placed on paid administrative leave, the department said, adding that it takes allegations of employee misconduct "seriously."

"The Oakland Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division initiated an internal investigation regarding allegations of sexual misconduct involving Oakland police officers," according to the statement.

The police department said it is a priority to ensure internal investigations are swift, fair and objective.

"The Oakland Police Department will not tolerate misconduct of any kind from its employees," the statement read. "The Oakland Police Department holds all employees accountable for their actions on and off duty."

The statement, which includes no details about the allegations, does not name the officers, and police have not responded to ABC News’ request for comment.

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