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OAKLAND — Police said a sworn officer was arrested Monday on suspicion of multiple charges in connection with a former relationship with a city employee.

An Oakland police spokesperson declined to identify the charged officer, saying only that “as with any arrest, we will release the name when the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has an opportunity to review and charge the case.” That spokesperson did not respond to follow-up questions about the officer’s employment or custody status, as well as any rules or policies that may govern relationships with other city employees.

But a 31-year-old man identified as Matthew Jacob Beadle, with a listed occupation of “police officer,” bailed out of custody Monday, according to a county records check. In a May 2017 article by this news organization, a man with the same name was sworn in as an Oakland police officer.

In a statement Monday, police said the officer had been booked on suspicion of annoying or harassing phone calls, stalking and criminal threats, all as misdemeanor offenses. The statement added that the department’s criminal and internal affairs divisions have opened investigations.

It also said the Community Police Review Board will also open an investigation, and that police were working with the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office on case review and charging.

“The Oakland Police Department holds all our officers and professional staff to the highest level of accountability. When that trust and oath of office is broken, we take immediate action,” the statement read in part.

“We share this information with our community and reaffirm our commitment to transparency, accountability and the interest of equal justice. Department members will continue to hold each other accountable and will act swiftly to report any criminal and/or policy violations to the Police Department and the City of Oakland. We know the public’s trust is paramount, and we will continue to work hard to build and maintain this trust. All members are afforded due process with fair and equal treatment.”

Staff writer David DeBolt contributed to this report. Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.

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