Docket No. L.A. 30224.

11 Cal.3d 531 (1974)

522 P.2d 305

113 Cal. Rptr. 897

PETER J. PITCHESS, as Sheriff, etc., Petitioner, v. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Respondent; CAESAR ECHEVERIA, Real Party in Interest.

Supreme Court of California. In Bank.

May 23, 1974.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case


John H. Larson, County Counsel, Robert C. Lynch, Frederick R. Bennett and Jeffrey H. Nelson, Deputy County Counsel, for Petitioner.

Thomas M. O'Connor, City Attorney (City and County of San Francisco), Philip S. Ward, Deputy City Attorney, Edward A. Goggin, City Attorney (Oakland), Mark B. Shragge, Deputy City Attorney, Royce A. Fincher, Jr., Frank G. Carrington, Wayne W. Schmidt, Paul Keller, Glen R. Murphy and Jeremiah F. O'Shea, Jr., as Amici Curiae on behalf of Petitioner.

No appearance for Respondent.

Miguel F. Garcia for Real Party in Interest.

Richard S. Buckley, Public Defender, Dennis A. Fischer and Edward A. Rucker, Deputy Public Defender, Andrew K. Dolan, Leon Letwin and Richard Wasserstrom as Amici Curiae on behalf of Real Party in Interest.



Petitioner, Sheriff of Los Angeles County, seeks a writ of mandate to compel respondent superior court to quash its subpoena duces tecum requiring the production of certain documents sought by Caesar Echeveria, real party in interest and defendant in a pending trial for multiple counts of battery (Pen. Code, §§ 242, 243). Petitioner contends the discovery at issue should not have been granted because the...

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