Ross Mirkarimi holds jail event symbolizing an end to violence against women 

click to enlarge This Oct. 9, 2012 file photo shows Suspended San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and his wife Eliana Lopez arrive at a Board of Supervisors meeting in San Francisco. In a suit filed Jan. 17, 2013, in San Francisco Superior Court, Ivory Madison and her husband, Abraham Mertens, are claiming they were defamed by Mirkarimi and Lopez. - AP PHOTO/NOAH BERGER, FILE
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  • This Oct. 9, 2012 file photo shows Suspended San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and his wife Eliana Lopez arrive at a Board of Supervisors meeting in San Francisco. In a suit filed Jan. 17, 2013, in San Francisco Superior Court, Ivory Madison and her husband, Abraham Mertens, are claiming they were defamed by Mirkarimi and Lopez.

Several dozen inmates in San Francisco  jails shimmied and sweat Thursday in a behind bars choreography aimed at symbolizing an end to violence against women on Valentine's Day.

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi invited a local choreographer to organize the flash mobs several months after his own domestic violence case nearly led to his ouster from office last year.

Numerous inmates said they found participating in the dance inspiring.

Mirkarimi pleaded guilty in March to a misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment stemming from a New Year's Eve dispute with his wife, Venezuelan actress Eliana Lopez. He was reinstated to his job in October.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and other leaders have organized another event at City Hall to coincide with other One Billion Rising rallies around the globe spearheaded by playwright Eve Ensler.

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