A former San Ramon police officer who was allegedly wrapped up in a Contra Costa County police scandal was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of domestic violence, sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee said.
A former private investigator in Contra Costa County indicted for allegedly stealing drugs from a state-run drug task force has pleaded not guilty to federal charges.
A federal grand jury indicted former Contra Costa County narcotics task force Commander Norman Wielsch and private investigator Christopher Butler on charges of illegally selling confiscated drugs and operating a brothel.
A former Contra Costa County police commander accused of running a brothel is now facing allegations that he used his police power to eliminate competing brothels.
It’s a case that, by all accounts, has stunned the East Bay law enforcement community.
The third police officer charged in a widening police scandal in Contra Costa County made his first court appearance Friday.
A San Ramon police officer was arrested Wednesday morning for a number of crimes related to the activities of a Contra Costa County drug task force.
Stephen Tanabe and Christopher Butler both pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and other charges during a court appearance Thursday.
As part of the fallout from a criminal case involving two Contra Costa County law enforcement officers, prosecutors have dismissed 15 pending criminal cases and declined to file charges in five more cases involving so-called “dirty DUI” arrests.
In the widening scandal involving law enforcement officers in Contra Costa County, prosecutors filed new charges Friday adding a former sheriff’s deputy to the criminal complaint against a former local drug task force commander and a private investigator.