Newly released internal probe shows Oakland officers' interactions with teen girl used for sex

A 252-page Oakland Police Department internal affairs report into the sex scandal that rocked the agency in 2016 was released Wednesday under California's new police transparency law.

Explicit and salacious details, including graphic messages reveal the relationship between officers and a teenage girl named Jasmine Abuslin who went by the name "Celeste Guap."

Under Senate bill 1421, all sustained findings involving officers lying, engaging in sexually inappropriate behavior, or use of force resulting in injury or death, must be made public.

The report shows Abuslin first met many of the Oakland officers on Facebook and interacted with them through the messaging feature. She later told investigators she slept or interacted with more than two dozen officers, the report shows. 

More than half of the investigation is blacked out because either the officers were not found to have done anything wrong or the information was not subject to public disclosure.

In one case, documents show the teen was underage and exploited by an officer. He committed suicide after he became worried she was going to expose him. The suicide note was redacted in the report.

Several officers named in the investigative report still currently work for the Oakland Police Department. Documents show a sergeant knew about some officers' conduct and failed to report it to internal affairs, which is a violation of police policy.

Another officer was found to have lied about his relationship with Abuslin and a third is accused of raping her and quickly resigned, the investigative report shows. He was never charged because of lack of evidence.

In many cases, arguments were made the sexual acts were consensual and Abuslin was 18-years-old or older, making it difficult to prosecute.

One of the takeaways from the investigation was that Oakland Police Department needed to develop a social media policy among other reforms.

Mayor Libby Schaaf released a statement after the report was made public supporting the new police transparency law.

"This increased transparency is critical to repairing public trust in police and healing the devastating effects of this scandal on our community," the mayor said. "I'm also grateful for (Police) Chief Kirkpatrick's leadership in continually implementing reforms to ensure only the highest quality of police officers join and remain in our ranks."

The Oakland Police Department has not commented on the investigative report.