A Danville police officer was arrested Friday on suspicion of drug and gun offenses, becoming the third law enforcement official in a month held in the widening investigation of a Contra Costa County drug task force chief and a high-profile private investigator, law enforcement officials said. ...Wow, ex-wives winning child custody cases by using crooked cops to frame their ex-husbands.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Tanabe was one of those chosen officers who would make arrests at Butler's request, and investigators were looking at two of his January arrests and up to four other officers in other Bay Area agencies were being investigated for their links to Butler. The DUI set-ups were to help ex-wives sully their former husbands' records before divorce and custody hearings, the paper said.
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Crooked cops fueling nasty divorces
The Contra Costa Times (near Oakland California) reports:
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hmmmm, not sure if this constitutes framing, though. If a parent suspects the other of drinking and driving, and finds a way to "catch them in the act," it seems genius to me. What are the odds of them getting caught by chance? Calling in a tip (or hiring an investigator to assist) just increases the odds of proving the behavior in court. It's not like anyone forced the husbands to drink and forced them behind the wheel...
Very interesting article and concept.
if you read the article it was a setup by the police officers in question under the direction of Butler, This is called entrapment, considered an illegal activity under many circumstances. So yes, I think we can call these cops "crooked".
This happens in Santa Cruz co. too. It happened to me during a custody case. The cops tried to set me up for a DUI. If you're a dad in S.C. involved with the Family Court, don't drive.
um... how about don't drink?
I don't drink. It's not always about drinking or drugs, and driving, etc.
Check out the details of the Clive Boustred case. Sentenced to 6 months in jail for driving 27 mph on his own, private driveway in S.C. county.
Or, look into Catherine Britenstein's case vs. the S.C. county cops.
In my case, and these other two, the cops just showed up on our property.
not surprised, and yes have heard of those cases. Santa Cruz is a very corrupt little town, unfortunately. How about the DA not prosecuting the son of a prominent dentist who did the hit and run on the pro bike racer? Guess daddy has pull and apparently is supplier of lots of prescription drugs to many of the local gentry here. Not making this up, had access to the private detective investigation reports that led to the civil case finally filed against the punk. Just the tip of the iceberg, unfortunately, with the local legal and law enforcement here.
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