Mirkarimi sworn in as sheriff Saturday night 

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Ross Mirkarimi, who is under fire over an allegation of domestic violence against his wife, was sworn in as sheriff of San Francisco Saturday night in a private ceremony, his campaign spokesman confirmed.

Private swearing-in ceremonies normally precede the public version, but both were thought to be planned for today.

Mirkarimi, the District 5 supervisor, who won an election in November, officially becomes sheriff at noon.

Angela Calvillo, clerk of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, performed the private swearing-in Saturday, according to Mirkarimi campaign spokesman Jim Stearns.

The timing of the Saturday event “was simply a matter of the scheduling of the people involved,” Stearns said.

Mirkarimi’s public swearing-in ceremony is still scheduled for 2 p.m. today, Stearns said. Former San Francisco mayor Art Agnos will perform that ceremony.

Superior Court Judge Katherine Feinstein had been scheduled to swear in Mirkarimi but bowed out.

aburack@sfexaminer.com

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