A federal grand jury indicted former Contra Costa County narcotics task force Commander Norman Wielsch and private investigator Christopher Butler on charges of illegally selling confiscated drugs and operating a brothel.
A San Leandro police narcotics detective charged with giving marijuana to an informant has resigned from the force.
A man suspected of selling cocaine was arrested after detectives discovered narcotics, handguns, and more than $12,000 at two Vallejo homes, according to the Solano County Sheriff’s Office.
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.
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.