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Norman Wielsch, Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team CNET commander

Feds Expected To Take Over CoCo Police Corruption Probe

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.

KPIX 5–06/02/2011

The San Leandro Police shield (San Leandro PD)

San Leandro Narcotics Detective Pleads Not Guilty To Dealing Pot

A San Leandro vice and narcotics police officer pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony count of transporting and furnishing marijuana for sale.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/20/2011

Norman Wielsch, Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team CNET commander

Embattled Top CoCo Drug Cop Accused Of Running Brothel

The ex-commander of Contra Costa County’s drug task force, already charged with a slew of drug crimes, is now under investigation for allegedly running a brothel.

KPIX 5–05/11/2011

San Ramon Officer Accused In Drug Probe Appears In Court

The third police officer charged in a widening police scandal in Contra Costa County made his first court appearance Friday.

KPIX 5–05/06/2011

Police Car, light, siren, generic

San Ramon Police Officer Arrested In Drug Probe

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/04/2011

A San Francisco Fire Department fire engine. (CBS)

San Francisco Police, Fire Chiefs Outline Possible Cuts

San Francisco Police Chief Jeff Godown and Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White have suggested some sobering cuts to their respective budgets to close the city’s $306 million deficit.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/21/2011

Norman Wielsch, Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team CNET commander

Contra Costa DA Dismisses 15 Cases Amid Scandals

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/08/2011

Norman Wielsch, Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team CNET commander

Wrongful Death Ruling Appealed Amid East Bay Officer Allegations

Criminal allegations against an East Bay narcotics officer have prompted an appeal of a judge’s ruling that Pittsburg police were justified in opening fire on a man in 2008.

CBS San Francisco–03/30/2011

Norman Wielsch, Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team CNET commander

Contra Costa Prosecutors To Drop Cases In Drug Probe

Contra Costa County prosecutors say they plan to dismiss about a dozen cases involving arrests made by the former head of a drug task force under investigation.

CBS San Francisco–03/17/2011

Contra Costa Sheriff's Deputy Stephen Tanabe

Embattled Contra Costa Deputy Accused In ‘Dirty DUI’ Scheme

A Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy who was arrested Friday on drug charges had allegedly been working with a Concord-based private investigator to conduct so-called “dirty DUI” stops.

CBS San Francisco–03/09/2011

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