5. Police Attempted To Get Abuslin Into Rehab For Drug Addiction
In August of 2016, following some of her original complaints to authorities, the police moved Jasmine Abuslin across the country to a drug rehabilitation facility in Florida. While the officers claimed that Abuslin had a debilitating addiction, the 19-year-old girl’s lawyers have claimed that the girl suffers from no such issues and that the transition to rehab was nothing short of a case of witness tampering.
Her time in the facility proved immediately difficult.
4. Abuslin Was Almost Arrested For Felony Assault Three Days Into Rehab
Just three short days into her stint in a Florida drug rehabilitation facility, Abuslin was charged with biting a security guard. Originally, the young woman was charged with felony aggravated battery (a charge that could have seen her land up to 15 years in prison). Once her situation was explained to the authorities in Florida, however, the charges were downgraded to a misdemeanor.
That was bad new for several police officers in Oakland …
3. Jasmine Abuslin Has Contributed To Incredible Turmoil At The Oakland Police Department
It would be nice to think that the cabal of officers who’d slept with Jasmine Abuslin were the only rotten apples at the Oakland Police Department. Unfortunately, the Abuslin case has combined with a brewing scandal involving racist texts to see not one, not two, but three police chiefs resign in disgrace over the course of a week.
2. Seven Current And Former Officers Have Been Indicted As A Result
In addition to Bunton, six more Oakland officers have been charged. Ricardo Perez and Giovani LoVerde were apparently both indicted for felony oral sex with a minor. Tyrell Smith and Warit Utappa were brought up on charges related to illegal searching for information on Abuslin. A former police officer named Leroy Johnson is looking at prison time for failure to report sexual misconduct when Abuslin supposedly revealed that she was having sex with some of his colleagues.
The scandal continues to grow, though Abuslin is looking to move on.
1. The Settlement Is A Chance For Abuslin To Overcome The Trauma Of Her Experience
Though Abuslin originally asked the city for more than $60 million dollars, reports indicate that Abuslin was happy to accept an ultimate payout came up to $989,000. Said Oakland Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan, “It is time to pay the settlement agreement to let this young woman get on with her life and her healing, but also for Oakland to step up and change the culture in the police department and change how we recruit and train our officers.”