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