Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department
A federal jury on Tuesday afternoon found a former Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy guilty of conspiracy, wire fraud and extortion for aiding a former private investigator in arranging so-called “dirty DUI” arrests in Danville.
A 36-year-old man was fatally shot in the unincorporated Contra Costa County town of Rodeo over the weekend, a spokesman said Sunday.
Sheriff’s deputies in Contra Costa County who were investigating an alleged assault last week said they found dozens of firearms inside a Bay Point home.
With the Fourth of July approaching, marine patrol officers in Contra Costa are warning boaters to be extra careful on the Delta.
Two Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputies were injured in a crash on Interstate Highway 680 near Danville Wednesday afternoon, a sheriff’s spokesman said.
Former Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy Stephen Tanabe pleaded not guilty to aiding a private investigator in arranging the drunken driving arrests of three husbands in divorce cases.
Police believe the recent spike in violence in the city and neighboring unincorporated areas is gang-related.
Federal authorities on Friday officially took over the probe into former narcotics task force Commander Norman Wielsch and other so-called “rogue” police officers in Contra Costa County.
CBS 5 has learned that the federal government will be taking over the investigation into police corruption in Contra Costa County that includes accusations of drunk driving setups, the sale of confiscated drugs and the operation of a brothel.
It’s a case that, by all accounts, has stunned the East Bay law enforcement community.