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Livermore PD officer resigns, accused of inappropriate sexual conduct

Officer's identity not revealed; DA's Office reviewing case

A Livermore police officer has resigned after being accused in October of inappropriate sexual conduct with a woman he had met after responding to a call at her home earlier this year, police said Friday.

The allegations against the former officer, whose name has not been released, have been presented to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office to decide whether charges should be filed, according to police.

The woman met the former officer in June when he responded to a health-related call at her home. Afterward, she says he "persuaded her to engage in a series of sexual encounters," police said in a news release.

More details about the allegations were not immediately released by police or prosecutors. District attorney's office spokeswoman Teresa Drenick confirmed the matter has been referred to their office, but said there is not a specific timeline for when a charging decision will be made.

An internal affairs investigation into the case is still ongoing to determine whether the officer or any others have engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with a member of the public, police said.

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"I do not have to wait for the results of investigation to make this very clear -- any report of inappropriate conduct on the part of a police officer is something I take extremely seriously," police Chief Michael Harris said in a statement.

"We simply cannot tolerate any conduct that diminishes the trust our community places in us. The men and women of the Livermore Police Department work hard every day to earn the trust of our residents, and we intend to guard that trust vigilantly," Harris said.

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Livermore PD officer resigns, accused of inappropriate sexual conduct

Officer's identity not revealed; DA's Office reviewing case

Uploaded: Fri, Nov 30, 2018, 4:43 pm
Updated: Sun, Dec 2, 2018, 9:40 pm

A Livermore police officer has resigned after being accused in October of inappropriate sexual conduct with a woman he had met after responding to a call at her home earlier this year, police said Friday.

The allegations against the former officer, whose name has not been released, have been presented to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office to decide whether charges should be filed, according to police.

The woman met the former officer in June when he responded to a health-related call at her home. Afterward, she says he "persuaded her to engage in a series of sexual encounters," police said in a news release.

More details about the allegations were not immediately released by police or prosecutors. District attorney's office spokeswoman Teresa Drenick confirmed the matter has been referred to their office, but said there is not a specific timeline for when a charging decision will be made.

An internal affairs investigation into the case is still ongoing to determine whether the officer or any others have engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with a member of the public, police said.

"I do not have to wait for the results of investigation to make this very clear -- any report of inappropriate conduct on the part of a police officer is something I take extremely seriously," police Chief Michael Harris said in a statement.

"We simply cannot tolerate any conduct that diminishes the trust our community places in us. The men and women of the Livermore Police Department work hard every day to earn the trust of our residents, and we intend to guard that trust vigilantly," Harris said.

— Bay City News Service

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fairness
Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm
fairness, Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm
4 people like this

Not condoning inappropriate behavior, but let's hope this officer gets a fair hearing and due process of law applies,,,,unlike what happened with Kavanaugh.


Kris Kringle
Downtown
on Dec 4, 2018 at 7:37 pm
Kris Kringle, Downtown
on Dec 4, 2018 at 7:37 pm
2 people like this

His name has been release-how come Pleasanton Weekly is saying different?


Jeremy Walsh, editor
Registered user
associate editor
on Dec 5, 2018 at 11:06 am
Jeremy Walsh, editor, associate editor
Registered user
on Dec 5, 2018 at 11:06 am
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We have not been able to find the officer's name identified by local authorities or other media since the story broke last week. If you have more information, Kris Kringle, please email me at editor@pleasantonweekly.com.


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