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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1989
Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Alan B. Haber Friday declined to initiate contempt of court proceedings against two Los Angeles police officers who last week dragged a deputy public defender out of his courtroom on the orders of another judge. But the public defender's office is planning a disqualification campaign aimed at forcing the reassignment or transfer of the judge who issued the order.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles deputy public defender complained Monday that the U. S. Supreme Court encouraged future judicial abuse by barring him from suing the judge who ordered police officers to drag him into a Van Nuys Superior Court. Howard C. Waco called the high court's ruling Monday a "bad signal," saying it creates "an open-door policy where a judge could lose control and create a situation to do harm to an attorney and then have the courts give him free rein to do so."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles deputy public defender complained Monday that the U. S. Supreme Court encouraged future judicial abuse by barring him from suing the judge who ordered police officers to drag him into a Van Nuys Superior Court. Howard C. Waco called the high court's ruling Monday a "bad signal," saying it creates "an open-door policy where a judge could lose control and create a situation to do harm to an attorney and then have the courts give him free rein to do so."
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October 22, 1991 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Supreme Court, dismissing a complaint filed by a Los Angeles lawyer who said that he had been "slammed" against a door in a Van Nuys court, ruled Monday that a judge may not be sued even if he orders an attorney to be roughed up in his courtroom. On a 5-3 vote, the high court said that Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Raymond Mireles cannot be sued for allegedly ordering two police officers to "bring me a piece" of public defender Howard Waco.
NEWS
October 22, 1991 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Supreme Court, dismissing a complaint filed by a Los Angeles lawyer who said that he had been "slammed" against a door in a Van Nuys court, ruled Monday that a judge may not be sued even if he orders an attorney to be roughed up in his courtroom. On a 5-3 vote, the high court said that Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Raymond Mireles cannot be sued for allegedly ordering two police officers to "bring me a piece" of public defender Howard Waco.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1991 | (AP)
A public defender's suit against a Los Angeles judge, who allegedly told police to grab the lawyer and haul him into a Van Nuys courtroom, was reinstated Friday by a federal appeals court. If Superior Court Judge Raymond Mireles ordered officers to use excessive force against Howard Waco, Mireles was acting outside his "judicial capacity" and therefore would have lost a judge's usual protection from damage suits, said the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Mireles, a 1985 appointee of Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1989
A deputy public defender who was dragged from a hearing and pushed through a door by two Los Angeles police officers said Tuesday that he has retained a lawyer for possible legal action against the officers and the judge who asked them to bring him from another courtroom. Deputy Public Defender Howard C. Waco said he may file a lawsuit against Officers Nicholas Titiriga and Gregory Baltad and Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Raymond T. Mireles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1992
A San Fernando judge Thursday declared a convicted murderer not guilty of a second killing because he was in jail when it took place. Paul Anthony Diaz, 30, could have been sentenced to death for the 1990 slaying of a suspected drug dealer, based on the "strong case" against him, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Darren Levine. A witness had identified Diaz as the killer and four informants told police that Diaz--already convicted of a murder--had confessed to them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1990 | PATRICIA KLEIN LERNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Van Nuys Superior Court judge who until last month was boycotted by the public defender's office because of an order that prompted two police officers to drag a deputy public defender into his courtroom, said Friday that he is being transferred. Raymond D. Mireles, 57, said his rocky relations with the public defender's office had nothing to do with his transfer to the downtown Criminal Courts Building.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1990
The judge in the murder case against the lone survivor of a secretive Los Angeles police squad's shooting of four men outside a McDonald's restaurant has ordered police to turn over extensive records relating to the controversial unit. San Fernando Municipal Court Judge Stephen A. Marcus issued the order Tuesday in response to a defense attorney's request to see documents relating to the police department's 19-member Special Investigations Section, or SIS.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1991 | (AP)
A public defender's suit against a Los Angeles judge, who allegedly told police to grab the lawyer and haul him into a Van Nuys courtroom, was reinstated Friday by a federal appeals court. If Superior Court Judge Raymond Mireles ordered officers to use excessive force against Howard Waco, Mireles was acting outside his "judicial capacity" and therefore would have lost a judge's usual protection from damage suits, said the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Mireles, a 1985 appointee of Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1989
Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Alan B. Haber Friday declined to initiate contempt of court proceedings against two Los Angeles police officers who last week dragged a deputy public defender out of his courtroom on the orders of another judge. But the public defender's office is planning a disqualification campaign aimed at forcing the reassignment or transfer of the judge who issued the order.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1989 | PATRICIA KLEIN LERNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A deputy public defender who was dragged from a hearing and pushed through a door by two police officers after a judge asked them to bring him to another courtroom said Tuesday he has retained an attorney for possible legal action. Van Nuys Deputy Public Defender Howard C. Waco said he might file a lawsuit against Officers Nicholas Titiriga and Gregory Baltad and Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Raymond T. Mireles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1990 | PHILIPP GOLLNER and MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles County prosecutors on Friday unexpectedly requested the dismissal of murder charges against the lone survivor of a police shoot-out that left three robbers dead outside a McDonald's restaurant in Sunland last February. Deputy Dist. Atty. Kenneth L. Barshop asked a San Fernando Municipal Court judge to dismiss the charges because prosecutors are uncertain they could prove that the defendant, Alfredo Olivas, provoked the shooting.
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