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