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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

Martinez Detention Facility

3rd Cop Jailed For Alleged Role In CoCo County Drug Ring

A Danville deputy sheriff is behind bars on suspicion of possessing and selling drugs. The arrest is part of an investigation of several officers who may have ties to a state agent who allegedly stole drugs from evidence lockers.

CBS San Francisco–03/05/2011

Norman Wielsch, Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team CNET commander

Contra Costa Cop Pleads Not Guilty To Drug Dealing

A Contra Costa County drug task force commander and his alleged accomplice pleaded not guilty today to charges that they stole drugs from law enforcement evidence lockers and sold them back out onto the streets.

CBS San Francisco–03/02/2011

Norman Wielsch, Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team CNET commander

Contra Costa Cop Allegedly Counts Drug Money In Video

Investigators allege that the commander of a county anti-drug task force was caught on video counting cash after selling a pound of methamphetamine stolen from evidence.

CBS San Francisco–02/25/2011

Norman Wielsch, Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team CNET commander

Hundreds of Drug Cases At Risk After CoCo Drug Cop’s Arrest

Hundreds of drug cases could be in jeopardy following the arrest of the commander of the Central Contra Costa County Narcotic Enforcement Team on 22 drug-related felonies, defense lawyers said Thursday.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/17/2011

Norman Wielsch, Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team CNET commander

Contra Costa Police Commander Arrested On Drug Dealing Charges

The high-profile commander for the Central Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team – a task force of various police agencies – was arrested Wednesday on felony charges of drug dealing, authorities told CBS 5.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/16/2011

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San Francisco Police Chief Denies Misconduct Probe

A report by the San Francisco Examiner quoted Chief Gascon as saying there is a major internal affairs probe going on within the department.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/19/2010

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