A Northern California prosecutor says he will charge an elderly, retired police captain with a misdemeanor prostitution count, but said he found no other criminal conduct within his jurisdiction in a wide-ranging police sexual misconduct case involving more than two dozen officers.
The Contra Costa County district attorney said Friday that sexual encounters between a teenage prostitute and several officers in his county were consensual and didn’t involve the exchange of money or explicit promises of help.
The district attorney in neighboring Alameda County last month said she would charge seven current and former officers implicated in the scandal and said there appeared to be evidence of criminal conduct in Contra Costa County. But on Friday, Contra Costa District Attorney Mark Peterson said none was found after reviewing 19 separate interviews conducted by six law enforcement agencies amounting to 24 hours of recordings of the teen.
Peterson declined to name the retired Oakland Police captain until the man is formally charged next week. Peterson said the retired captain is in his 80s.