Mayor Ed Lee expressed rare frustration Wednesday for what he called “reckless and outrageous” claims that he lied under oath during his testimony in the official misconduct proceedings against suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. Read More
From the looks of the headlines, anyone visiting San Francisco would think our mayor is on trial. Events at the Ethics Commission hearings over whether suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi should be permanently removed from office have been a source of controversy from the start, but after Mayor Ed Lee testified about why he suspended Mirkarimi in the first place, things really got heated. Read More
Perjury allegations against Mayor Ed Lee could get folded into the official misconduct proceedings against suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, but then again, they might not.
It’s up to The City’s Ethics Commission whether to subpoena additional witnesses to challenge what the mayor said in his June 29 testimony about his decision to suspend Mirkarimi. Lee set the process in motion in March, shortly after the sheriff pleaded guilty to a domestic abuse incident involving his wife. Read More
Few details have emerged yet about why San Francisco police abruptly interrupted Mayor Ed Lee’s testimony and temporarily suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s official misconduct proceedings on June 29. Read More
The laborious inquest into whether suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi should be permanently removed from office seems certain to grow more complex as the panel is asked to consider perjury allegations related to recent testimony by Mayor Ed Lee. Read More
When Mayor Ed Lee filed official misconduct charges against Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, he put a fundamental question before the people of San Francisco. When does an official’s conduct fall “below the standard of decency, good faith and right action impliedly required of all public officers”?
The mayor’s testimony under oath before the Ethics Commission last Friday now requires that this question be answered about his own words and deeds. Read More
The atmosphere was jovial and insular last Thursday afternoon as supporters of suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi sat on the ground or in lawn chairs outside the hearing room where the Ethics Commission would soon consider whether he should be permanently removed from office. Read More
Questions about possible perjury stemming from sworn testimony by Mayor Ed Lee are intensifying, as former Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin contradicts the story the mayor presented on Friday during official misconduct proceedings against suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. Read More
Conspiracy theorists still pondering last week’s bizarre sequence of events during misconduct proceedings against suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi will probably end up disappointed. They could even find themselves lacking basic answers — the simple building blocks used to launch their complex hypotheses — because of the seemingly universal code of silence being imposed by San Francisco politicians and law enforcement. Read More
A city Building Inspection Commissioner alleged that Mayor Ed Lee committed perjury Friday when he testified that he had not consulted with members of the Board of Supervisors before deciding to charge Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi with misconduct. Read More