A San Francisco sheriff’s lieutenant was arrested on domestic violence allegations at a city business in the Upper Market neighborhood last week, a police spokesman said Tuesday.
Vincent Calvarese, 48, was arrested in the 2300 block of Market Street on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence, assault and false imprisonment, police Officer Michael Andraychak said.
Calvarese was booked following the incident, Andraychak said.
Andraychak did not immediately know if the sheriff’s deputy had since been released from custody.
Calvarese was profiled in a 2009 documentary called “The Butch Factor” as an openly gay sheriff’s deputy in San Francisco. (See clip of documentary below)
This is the second incident reported this year involving domestic violence and a member of the Sheriff’s Department. In March, Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi pleaded guilty to one count of domestic violence in connection with a New Year’s incident involving his wife.
Mirkarimi is currently suspended and going through ethics hearings on whether he should keep his job.