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
Ivory Madison was the person who filmed Eliana Lopez tearfully describing the bruise that Ross Mirkarimi left on her arm. And Madison, a neighbor of the sheriff and his wife, Lopez, was the person who notified authorities about the abuse. But Madison never personally testified to the Ethics Commission about whether the sheriff should be removed from office.
In the proceedings to determine Mirkarimi’s future as sheriff, Madison submitted a detailed, 22-page declaration. Read More
Nothing defined local headlines like newly elected Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s domestic violence scandal, which reignited political bitterness at City Hall and forced many San Franciscans to reconsider their own values. The public melee began when a police investigation of Mirkarimi’s household coincided with the sheriff’s awkward inauguration ceremony. Read More
Outgoing Supervisor Christina Olague unloaded some hard feelings Thursday in front of officials from the Department on the Status of Women, who listened to the supervisor complain that she was bullied by local victim advocates because of her race and politics.
After her controversial October vote to reinstate Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi amid his spousal domestic violence scandal, Olague became the target of television ads calling for her to be voted out of office. Read More
The woman who initiated the domestic violence investigation against Ross Mirkarimi made her most public statement about the incident in a political ad attacking Supervisor Christina Olague just four days before the election. Read More
It was understandably troubling for San Franciscans to discover in January that Ross Mirkarimi, whom they had just elected as sheriff, had been accused of domestic violence in connection with an incident in which he bruised the arm of his wife, Eliana Lopez. That, of course, set in motion a series of events that led to Mayor Ed Lee suspending Mirkarimi and then, just Tuesday, four supervisors ultimately voting to reinstate him as sheriff. Read More
Following a nine-month ordeal, Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi was returned to his post Tuesday night when the Board of Supervisors declined to uphold the rarely used official misconduct charges filed in March by Mayor Ed Lee.
A majority of supervisors supported Lee’s push to remove the sheriff over his misdemeanor false imprisonment conviction stemming from a Dec. 31 physical altercation with his wife at the couple’s home. But four supervisors said Mirkarimi’s behavior was not official misconduct under the City Charter and that his removal could make it too easy to oust elected officials in the future.
See how the Board of Supervisors voted on whether or not to retain Ross Mirkarimi at the end of the article.
Increasingly detailed perjury claims against Mayor Ed Lee will be highlighted in a much-anticipated Board of Supervisors hearing to determine if suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi should be permanently removed from elected office. Read More
It remains unclear whether suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi will have his political future decided by the Board of Supervisors before or after the Nov. 6 election.
The elected sheriff-in-limbo, who has been facing The City’s meticulous removal process since March, asked that a final judgment be delayed until after the election, in which five supervisorial seats are up for grabs. Read More