A sheriff’s lieutenant who is accused of attacking an ex-lover in a Gold’s Gym last week pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three misdemeanors, prosecutors said.
Vincent Calvarese, 48, has been charged with domestic violence, assault and false imprisonment stemming from the alleged assault at the Market Street gym. Read More
Under the proposed process for supervisors to decide whether to permanently remove Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi from office, the board would forgo the testimony of witnesses and rely primarily on opening statements and the deliberations of The City’s Ethics Commission. Read More
Perjury allegations against Mayor Ed Lee will seemingly remain no more than allegations. Read More
Even as new evidence emerged Monday to corroborate a former city official’s suggestion that Mayor Ed Lee may have committed perjury before The City’s Ethics Commission, no San Francisco agency appeared likely to investigate the charges. Read More
For a while, the new political law in San Francisco was “Hands off Mayor Ed Lee.” The progressive opposition that routinely growled and snipped at the ankles of former Mayor Gavin Newsom was nearly silenced.
But last week, political reality came crashing down on the mayor, who suddenly no longer seemed untouchable.
The man who made the term “city family” fashionable suddenly had a family feud under his roof that even the neighbors could hear. Read More
It is irrelevant whether or not Mayor Ed Lee lied during his sworn testimony in the official misconduct proceedings against suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, The City’s Ethics Commission effectively ruled on Thursday night. Read More
On the very day that ethics commissioners considered whether to investigate alleged perjury by Mayor Ed Lee, police released bizarre new details surrounding the apparent bomb threat that interrupted the testimony at the heart of the allegations. Read More
Eliana Lopez, the wife of suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, briefly testified under oath for the first time Wednesday night in her husband’s ongoing official misconduct proceedings. She was asked by attorneys for The City about the Dec. 31 domestic dispute with her husband that eventually led to his arrest, conviction and suspension in March by Mayor Ed Lee. Read More
Suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s official misconduct hearings are based on his March confession to misdemeanor domestic violence against his wife. To the casual observer, that might seem like sufficient reason to remove him from a top law enforcement post. Read More
The City Attorney’s Office argued on Thursday that Mayor Ed Lee’s alleged perjury is irrelevant to the official misconduct hearing against suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.Lee set removal proceedings in motion in March by suspending Mirkarimi without pay because he pleaded guilty to a domestic violence charge involving his wife. But defense attorneys say the mayor might have lied during his June 29 testimony before The City’s Ethics Commission. Read More