As suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s official misconduct hearings lumber on, The City Attorney’s Office released the emotional video in which Eliana Lopez, the sheriff’s wife, explains to a neighbor that she has been abused by her husband.
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A video showing the bruised and tearful wife of suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi could be shown publicly, depending on a decision likely to be made today by The City’s Ethics Commission.
Mayor Ed Lee suspended the newly elected sheriff from his job without pay in March, after Mirkarimi’s guilty plea in the high-profile domestic violence case that stemmed from a New Year’s Eve argument that turned physical at the couple’s home. Read More
Suspended San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has for the first time detailed his version of the events that led to the high-profile domestic violence incident involving his wife — including how she sustained a sizable bruise on her arm. Read More
Neighbors have accused suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and his wife, Eliana Lopez, of illegally goading them to destroy video evidence in the couple’s domestic violence case, but Lopez now says Mirkarimi wasn’t aware the video existed at the time of the request in question. 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
Offering apologies to The City, his family and the neighbor who reported him to police, Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge in connection with an alleged New Year’s Eve domestic violence incident involving his wife. Read More
A judge ruled Monday that San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's trial on charges of domestic violence against his wife will be allowed to include an ex-girlfriend of Mirkarimi's who says he also abused her during their prior relationship.
However, where that trial will be held is now in doubt after Mirkarimi's defense attorney Lidia Stiglich filed a motion Monday morning to have the case heard in a different county, citing the high publicity the case has received. Read More
The annual San Francisco Chamber of Commerce CityBeat poll results are out, and once again “homelessness and panhandling” top the list of citizen concerns. Because this is prime time for people to plan their summer vacations, and at least some will choose San Francisco, I wondered: Is anyone preparing tourists for frequent, forced fundraising at the hands of our enterprising residents? Read More
Prospective jurors in Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s domestic violence trial are being asked to spell out their opinions about domestic violence, their knowledge of the highly publicized case and whether a top law enforcement official accused of a crime should be held to a higher standard. Read More
Statements by Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s wife, Eliana Lopez, to a neighbor the day after an alleged New Year’s Eve domestic violence incident, and a video the neighbor made of a tearful Lopez discussing a bruise on her arm, can be admitted by prosecutors at trial, a judge ruled Monday.Judge Garrett Wong’s ruling was a huge victory for the prosecution, especially because Lopez later publicly denied there was any abuse and may refuse to testify. Read More