Town Square

Post a New Topic

DA's office dismisses 15 cases in CNET 'dirty DUI' scandal

Original post made on Apr 11, 2011

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, District Attorney Mark Peterson said today. The cases being dismissed include three felony drug cases and a misdemeanor drug case investigated by the now suspended Central Contra Costa County Narcotic Enforcement Team.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, April 9, 2011, 1:00 PM

Comments (3)

Posted by Joseph, a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 11, 2011 at 9:31 am

Sad day for the folks of Contra Costa.


Posted by John, a resident of Danville
on Apr 12, 2011 at 7:11 am

It's a black eye on our county officers who work hard to protect us and our families. We all know that a couple of bad apples doesn't ruin the basket but they sure do stink it up!

I can't imagine what their families are going though. One of the accused I know has school age children. Why would he risk being put in jail for a few dollars and losing out on his family?


Posted by I'm the guv, a resident of Alamo
on Apr 14, 2011 at 2:49 pm

expunge them all. every single one.


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

What about the annual housing cap?
By Tim Hunt | 5 comments | 1,086 views

DSRSD's Kohnen Scholarship on Hold
By Roz Rogoff | 0 comments | 719 views

Fifty Ways to Craze Your Donors
By Tom Cushing | 0 comments | 578 views

Be a sport: Send us your youth sports news, scores and photos
By Gina Channell-Allen | 0 comments | 338 views

When Adult Children Go Off to College: Keeping Your Eye on The Law
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 133 views