No. 87-2871.

857 F.2d 1379 (1988)

Joel E. PATTON, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. The COUNTY OF KINGS; Robert Maline; Roland Gonsalves; Larry Donaldson; Tim Buckley; William E. Allen; Eugene M. Avila; Thomas E. Dowd; Curtis C. Gelton; Caspar L. Garcia; Evelyn Hetjonk; Thomas E. King; Doris O. Lotton; Renee M. True; Ward L. Williams; Dora Cardona; Michael S. Grahan; Evelyn A. Lowe; Arlene Steele; Louis Killian; Betsy A. Hansen; Alice June Kessler; Jenevee E. Nicholes; Joan L. Bullock, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Decided September 30, 1988.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Benjamin L. Ratliff, Fresno, Cal., for defendants-appellees.

Irving Berger, Long Beach, Cal., for plaintiff-appellant.

Before KOELSCH, FARRIS and WIGGINS, Circuit Judges.

FARRIS, Circuit Judge:

On June 26, 1984 the Kings County Grand Jury began an investigation into the alleged misconduct of Joel Patton, the Corcoran Chief of Police. On April 23, 1985, the law committee of the Grand Jury issued an interim report, and on June 26, 1985 an accusation for removal from office was filed. Eighteen counts of misconduct were alleged.

On July 13, 1985, Patton moved to dismiss the accusation. Both sides stipulated to dismissal without...

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