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Calif. 'Dirty DUI' Deputy Resigns

March 11, 2011  | 

A Contra Costa County (Calif.) Sheriff's deputy who allegedly arranged three prearranged arrests with a private investigator ("dirty DUIs") has resigned, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

Deputy Stephen Tanabe had talked about making drunk-driving arrests to ensure the subjects were "dirtied" before future court dates, according to a search affidavit and the report.

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Michael @ 3/11/2011 11:45 PM

I have been in LE for most of my life, in 1976 at 15yrs old, I was a Sheriff's Cadet for 5 yrs and then I was hired as a Police Officer by a local PD. I have many friends that work in the Sheriff's Dept. some that were cadets with me. I can say that the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Dept. made me the cop I am today. I can say that the Deputies I know that work there are very proud and very professional LE. I will always support the Sheriff's Dept., they were so good to me and gave me so much in the support I needed to find my way as a kid. It takes a few
bad cops to give a place a bad name, but trust me this is not the norm in this dept.

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