A video showing the bruised and tearful wife of suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi could be shown publicly, depending on a decision likely to be made today by The City’s Ethics Commission.
Mayor Ed Lee suspended the newly elected sheriff from his job without pay in March, after Mirkarimi’s guilty plea in the high-profile domestic violence case that stemmed from a New Year’s Eve argument that turned physical at the couple’s home. Read More
California state law guards the confidentiality of records and proceedings when peace officers face disciplinary investigations. Read More
A video of the wife of suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi was again the subject of a legal battle Tuesday as his suspension proceedings move forward haltingly.
The City Attorney’s Office is seeking to use a video of Eliana Lopez, who was taped by a neighbor Jan. 1 crying and pointing to a bruise on her arm that she said was caused when Mirkarimi grabbed her during an argument the previous day. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee’s effort to remove Ross Mirkarimi as sheriff “is an unprecedented political prosecution that has nothing to do with the will of the people,” Mirkarimi’s attorneys said in their opening legal filing to the Ethics Commission on Tuesday. Read More
The City Charter says the Ethics Commission has to conduct a hearing and make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors whenever an elected official is suspended from office for misconduct. But, there is no formal process in the charter that dictates how to conduct such a hearing. Read More
City attorneys seeking to permanently remove Ross Mirkarimi as sheriff submitted a proposed witness list Tuesday for an upcoming Ethics Commission hearing that includes his campaign manager, whom they accuse of trying to thwart the Police Department’s domestic violence probe of the sheriff. Read More
Suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi was at the Ethics Commission on Monday, where the five commission members agreed on the procedure for deciding the procedure that will govern the hearing on whether to recommend his removal. Read More
Suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi lost his first two battles in the legal and political war to get his job back Thursday, after a judge tentatively denied his bid to immediately undo his misconduct suspension or continue collecting his salary while he fights the dismissal. Read More
Suspended San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has for the first time detailed his version of the events that led to the high-profile domestic violence incident involving his wife — including how she sustained a sizable bruise on her arm. Read More
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera on Monday filed a response to a motion by the attorneys of suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, who is seeking to have Herrera removed from the suspension proceedings, a move he said was "utterly without merit." Read More