A former Contra Costa County drug task force commander pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to a number of felony charges stemming from a police corruption case that scandalized the Bay Area.
The former commander of an East Bay narcotics task force is pleading guilty to stealing drugs from evidence lockers and trying to sell them on the street with the help of a private investigator.
It’s almost to the point that the easiest way to spot a corrupt politician is to see who’s winning in Chicago.
A federal judge sentenced a former San Ramon police officer to three years in prison Friday for his involvement in a Contra Costa County law enforcement scandal.
A judge says the scandal-plagued department will go under federal control if it fails to quickly make good on reforms agreed to nine years ago.
Lawrence Lessig author of “Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress” is a former Stanford Law Professor and founder of Stanford Center of Internet and Society.
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.
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.
State Controller John Chiang said his office needs more power to oversee local governments and agencies.