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December 28, 1986
Except for the fact that the alleged assailant is a judge, the pattern of the case is depressingly familiar to us at Battered Women's Services as well as to prosecutors. Anna Monica Garcia made a citizen's arrest for battery, made a sworn declaration as to Joseph K. Davis' violent acts under penalty of perjury to obtain a restraining order, but now has reportedly "recanted" her story and is again living with him. She has declined to sign a formal complaint. There are many reasons why a battered woman may return to her violent partner: out of fear, economic necessity, a sense of powerlessness, in love and hope that this time, the promises are true, and that he will never do it again.
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February 14, 1990 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former San Diego Municipal Court judge who resigned from the bench because of intense "stage fright" has been awarded a disability pension currently worth $56,002 a year, court records reveal. Former Judge Joseph K. Davis, 44, will receive the retirement pension for the rest of his life. The amount of the pension is keyed to the annual salary paid an active Municipal Court judge, so as the salary goes up, so will the pension.
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February 14, 1990 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former San Diego Municipal Court judge who resigned from the bench because of intense "stage fright" has been awarded a disability pension currently worth $56,002 a year, court records reveal. Former Judge Joseph K. Davis, 44, will receive the retirement pension for the rest of his life. The amount of the pension is keyed to the annual salary paid an active Municipal Court judge, so as the salary goes up, so will the pension.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1986
Except for the fact that the alleged assailant is a judge, the pattern of the case is depressingly familiar to us at Battered Women's Services as well as to prosecutors. Anna Monica Garcia made a citizen's arrest for battery, made a sworn declaration as to Joseph K. Davis' violent acts under penalty of perjury to obtain a restraining order, but now has reportedly "recanted" her story and is again living with him. She has declined to sign a formal complaint. There are many reasons why a battered woman may return to her violent partner: out of fear, economic necessity, a sense of powerlessness, in love and hope that this time, the promises are true, and that he will never do it again.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1986
A San Diego Municipal Court judge has been hit with a temporary restraining order to stay at least 100 yards from his pregnant girlfriend, who claims he beat her. Judge Joseph K. Davis was sued by Anna Garcia, of San Diego, who said he beat her on Nov. 23. Superior Court Judge Thomas Duffy signed the order Nov. 25, according to court records. A hearing date to continue the order has been set for Monday.
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July 9, 1986 | From a Times Staff Writer
Councilman Uvaldo Martinez was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on 24 felony counts of misappropriating and falsely accounting for public funds in connection with his alleged misuse of a city credit card. After a six-day preliminary hearing in San Diego Municipal Court, county prosecutors asked Judge Joseph K. Davis to drop four additional charges against Martinez. Testimony by a waitress Tuesday undermined the prosecution's version of those allegations, Deputy Dist. Atty. Allan Preckel said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1987
The jury considering the misdemeanor battery case against San Diego Municipal Judge Joseph K. Davis is one vote away from acquittal, the jury's foreman inadvertently revealed in court Thursday. The foreman blurted out the information in response to a question from Superior Court Judge James Edmunds, who was inquiring about the jury's deadlocked deliberations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1986 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
San Diego City Councilman Uvaldo Martinez will continue to be defended at the public's expense on charges that he misused a city credit card, despite a judge's distaste at affording him court-appointed counsel. After a closed hearing Tuesday, Superior Court Judge Richard D. Huffman ruled that Martinez remains eligible for a court-appointed defense attorney, even though his council salary recently jumped to $40,000 a year from $35,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1986 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
A Superior Court judge draped a veil of secrecy Tuesday over consideration of whether a recent pay raise for the San Diego City Council will deprive indicted Councilman Uvaldo Martinez of his court-appointed lawyer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1987 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
Attorneys for San Diego Municipal Judge Joseph K. Davis, who is accused of beating his pregnant girlfriend, have charged that vindictive city attorneys singled Davis out for prosecution because of anger with his rulings in criminal cases. In motions filed late last week, Davis' lawyers ask that the misdemeanor battery charge against the judge be dismissed or that the city attorney's office be barred from prosecuting the case. The defense motions say Deputy City Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1987 | ARMANDO ACUNA, Times Staff Writer
A misdemeanor battery charge against Municipal Judge Joseph K. Davis, accused of beating his pregnant former girlfriend, was dismissed Friday after the jury deadlocked 11-1 for acquittal, resulting in a mistrial. In ruling for the dismissal, Superior Court Judge James Edmunds called the evidence against Davis "insufficient" and said that Davis was "obviously innocent" of the charge.
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February 26, 1987 | JENIFER WARREN, Times Staff Writer
During the final day of arguments Wednesday in his trial on a battery charge, Municipal Court Judge Joseph K. Davis denied he assaulted his pregnant girlfriend during an argument in November. Instead, Davis said, Anna Monica Garcia attacked him in a fit of rage after he informed her that their live-in relationship was over. The judge said he had decided to end his liaison with Garcia after learning that she had been associating with her former boyfriend.
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