Oakland will move to fire four police officers and discipline another seven for their involvement in the alleged sexual exploitation of a teenager, officials announced Wednesday.
A 12th officer is to undergo counseling and training.
The scandal involves several Bay Area law enforcement agencies and dozens of law enforcement officers alleged to have had sex with the woman, now 19, who worked in the sex trade and appears to have been trafficked when she was a minor.
"The discipline that we have announced today sends a loud and clear message that we will hold our officers to nothing other than the highest standards of professionalism and integrity," Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said. "The people of Oakland and the decent men and women of the Oakland Police Department deserve no less."
City Administrator Sabrina Landreth said each of four officers that Oakland will move to fire were found to have committed one or more of the following offenses: attempted sexual assault, engaging in lewd conduct in public, assisting in the crime of prostitution, assisting in evading arrest for the crime of prostitution, accessing law enforcement databases for personal gain, being untruthful to investigators, failing to report a violation of law or rules by not reporting allegations of a minor having or had sexual contact with Oakland police officers, and bringing disrepute to Oakland.