Thursday, February 17, 2011

Crooked CoCo County Cop

Norman Wielsch, commander of the state's Central Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET), and Chris Butler, who runs the investigative firm Butler and Associates, were arrested together in Benicia by federal agents on as many as 25 suspected felony offenses, including possessing, transporting and selling marijuana, methamphetamine and steroids, and embezzlement, second-degree burglary and conspiracy.
Public defenders have moved quickly to re-examine CNET cases they lost.

"Was he motivated by a desire to confiscate as much drugs as he could so he could turn around and sell them? Was he writing false police reports? Was he exaggerating in police reports? You have to question everything in a CNET investigation."
-Contra Costa County Public Defender Robin Lipetzky