Oakland City Administrator Sabrina Landreth speaks as she's flanked by Deputy Chief Oliver Cunningham, Mayor Libby Schaaf, Deputy Chief John Lois, Alameda County Deputy District Attorney Kevin Dunleavy and Assistant Chief David Downing, left to right, during a press conference at Oakland police headquarters in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2016. Officer Ryan Waterhouse, 26, was charged Thursday with two felony counts of conspiracy to obstruct justice and one misdemeanor count of engaging in an act of prostitution. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)

Oakland city leaders grapple with another police officer’s prostitution arrest

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OAKLAND –Still reeling from a massive sex-misconduct scandal, the Oakland Police Department was punched again Thursday with revelations that another officer has been accused of prostitution-related crimes.

The Wednesday arrest of Officer Ryan Walterhouse prolongs the public embarrassment for a department embroiled in the scandal involving several of its officers and the teenage daughter of a police dispatcher. Five Oakland officers are facing charges in that case, which is unrelated to the allegations against Walterhouse.