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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.

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

Sad day for the folks of Contra Costa.

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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?

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

expunge them all. every single one.