The television fascination with Contra Costa County's big police corruption case continues.
CBS has a long piece sketching in the background of so-called "dirty DUI" setups by former Concord private investigator Chris Butler. Butler and former county drug task force commander Norman Wielsch are the primary defendants in a high-profile federal court case including dirty DUIs, operating a brothel and illicit drug confiscations, according to the charges.
One private investigator hired by Butler's agency describes the outfit as "always on the fringe."
CBS puts a spotlight on Diablo magazine's senior editor Pete Crooks, who has done some in-depth journalism on this case. But we're not sure Diablo brass would appreciate CBS's characterization of the magazine as "a local pop culture magazine."