Ross Mirkarimi has joined the ranks of celebrities with the latest addition to his legal team.High-profile Los Angeles attorney Shepard Kopp, who previously represented celebrities Michael Jackson and Winona Ryder, has signed on to help defend the suspended sheriff in his bid to overturn his ouster by Mayor Ed Lee. Read More
Neighbors have accused suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and his wife, Eliana Lopez, of illegally goading them to destroy video evidence in the couple’s domestic violence case, but Lopez now says Mirkarimi wasn’t aware the video existed at the time of the request in question. Read More
Suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s official misconduct proceedings before the Ethics Commission will begin in three weeks unless a Superior Court judge rules in his favor just days before then. Read More
Embattled San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi challenged his ongoing suspension without pay on Tuesday, following Mayor Ed Lee’s initiation of removal proceedings last week.
The mayor suspended Mirkarimi and appointed a replacement sheriff following his court sentencing in a high-profile domestic violence case involving his wife. Mirkarimi pleaded guilty to the false imprisonment charge earlier this month and three other charges were dropped as a result. Read More
The official misconduct charges against suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi look damning on their face, which should come as no surprise. Mayor Ed Lee had plenty of fodder to base removal proceedings on after revelations in the sheriff’s sordid domestic violence case.
But aspects of the suspension’s reasoning are raising red flags with some legal experts, who say The City’s legal argument — if successful — could make it far too easy to remove elected officials from office. Read More
Suspended San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's wife has been granted permission to take their 2-year-old son to Venezuela for five weeks while she visits her ailing father, according to a court order issued Friday.
The order issued by San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ronald Albers modifies one issued in early February, when Mirkarimi, embroiled in a domestic violence scandal that earlier this week cost him his job as sheriff, was granted visitation rights with his son, Theo. Read More
Before The City’s Ethics Commission kicks off its official misconduct investigation of suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarmi in about three weeks, it will first have to vote on the ground rules that will govern the hearing.Those decisions will not only determine what sort of evidence commissioners rely upon as they decide whether to recommend the ex-sheriff’s permanent ouster, but also the likely tenor and volume of news coverage of the ethics inquest. Read More
It’s now official — there is a new sheriff in town.Sheriff Vicki Hennessy was sworn in by Mayor Ed Lee Wednesday afternoon, soon after suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi was served with official misconduct charges by the City Attorney’s Office. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi from office Wednesday afternoon after serving his attorney with a nine-page document outlining charges of alleged official misconduct, which could result in his permanent removal from the office he has held since January. Read More
With Ross Mirkarimi out of office for the time being, it’s time to assess what comes next in the trial of our overly enthusiastic jailer. Having pled guilty to false imprisonment of his wife on New Year’s Eve, he now refuses to resign. Moderates must be thrilled. Read More