LAPD detectives’ arrival to pick up Miura may be known today

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Posted on Sep 30 2008

The CNMI government has no information yet regarding the arrival date of the Los Angeles Police Department detectives who will pick up Kazuyoshi Miura from the Department of Corrections.

A staff at the Attorney General’s Office’s Criminal Division told Saipan Tribune that acting chief prosecutor Jeffery Warfield Sr. had stated that as of yesterday he doesn’t have information about the arrival of the LAPD detectives.

The staff said Warfield hinted that the day of the arrival may be known today, Wednesday.

Press secretary Charles Reyes Jr. said it was Sunday in L.A. when Miura withdrew his petition for a writ of habeas corpus.

Reyes said the AGO just informed the L.A. District Attorney’s Office yesterday about Miura’s situation now on Saipan.

After fighting his extradition to California for more than seven months, the 61-year-old Miura threw in the towel Monday, vowing to continue his fight in L.A.

Attorney Bruce Berline, one of Miura’s lawyers, informed the federal court that they want to withdraw the petition for habeas corpus.

U.S. District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Alex R. Munson granted the motion.

Berline said that, with the dismissal of the petition, LAPD is now free to come and escort Miura to California.

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