No. C081603.

7 Cal.App.5th 402 (2017)

THE PEOPLE ex rel. VERN PIERSON, as District Attorney, etc., Petitioner, v. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF EL DORADO COUNTY, Respondent; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE POLICE OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION et al., Real Parties in Interest.

Court of Appeals of California, Third District.

January 10, 2017.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Vern Pierson , District Attorney, William M. Clark , Chief Assistant District Attorney, Patrick O'Toole and Jerry Coleman , Deputy District Attorneys, for Petitioner.

Michael A. Hestrin , District Attorney (Riverside); Anne Marie Schubert , District Attorney (Sacramento); Gregory D. Totten , District Attorney (Ventura), Michael D. Schwartz , Assistant District Attorney; Jeff W. Reisig , District Attorney (Yolo), Ryan J. Couzens , Deputy District Attorney; California District Attorneys Association and Mark L. Zahner as Amici Curiae for Petitioner.

No appearance for Respondent Superior Court.

Mastagni Holstedt, Judith A. Odbert , Joshua A. Olander and Tashayla D. Billington for Real Parties in Interest South Lake Tahoe Police Officers' Association and South Lake Tahoe Police Supervisors' Association.

Ferguson, Praet & Sherman, Bruce D. Praet and Thomas T. Watson for Real Parties in Interest City of South Lake Tahoe and Chief of Police Brian Uhler.


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