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
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
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
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
The wife of suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi said she was goaded and then duped by a neighbor into talking about how she was abused by her husband, according to a sworn statement released Wednesday by The City’s Ethics Commission.
Sparks continue to fly in Mirkarimi’s ongoing official misconduct proceedings, which came about when Mayor Ed Lee suspended him without pay in March shortly after his guilty plea in a domestic violence case involving his wife, Eliana Lopez. Read More
From the moment suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi learned that he could be charged with domestic violence against his wife, he started making calculations with his campaign manager on how to avoid personal and political fallout. Read More