Mark Peterson

Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson (Contra Costa County)

Contra Costa County DA Fires Back At Public Defenders’ Racist Accusations: ‘All Lives Matter’

In the latest chapter of the ongoing Bay Area reaction to the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases, Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson has fired back at the public defenders, who accused him last week of racially biased prosecutions.

12/23/2014

Richmond Police Cruiser, patrol car

Wiretaps Lead to Nearly 2 Dozen Richmond Gang Arrests

Police in Richmond announced Wednesday that a months-long operation involving wiretaps has led to the arrests of nearly two dozen alleged members of one of the city’s most violent gangs.

08/28/2013

(CBS)

Contra Costa Prosecutors Disappointed With Furlough Plan

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors was expected to sign off on an order Tuesday, requiring attorneys in the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s to take 12 furlough days between January and June, 2011.

CBS San Francisco–12/14/2010