A former San Ramon police officer who was allegedly wrapped up in a Contra Costa County police scandal was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of domestic violence, sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee said.
A former private investigator in Contra Costa County indicted for allegedly stealing drugs from a state-run drug task force has pleaded not guilty to federal charges.
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.
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 former Contra Costa County police commander accused of running a brothel is now facing allegations that he used his police power to eliminate competing brothels.
It’s a case that, by all accounts, has stunned the East Bay law enforcement community.
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.
Stephen Tanabe and Christopher Butler both pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and other charges during a court appearance Thursday.