A defamation lawsuit filed against San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and his wife by their neighbors was dismissed Friday, according to court records.
Ivory Madison and her husband Abraham Mertens filed the lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court in January, arguing that Mirkarimi and Eliana Lopez falsely accused them of various crimes and misconduct during the sheriff's domestic violence case last year that nearly led to his removal from 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
The husband of the key witness in the domestic violence case against Ross Mirkarimi has alleged that the sheriff and his wife repeatedly encouraged them to destroy evidence supporting the case. Read More