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
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
Suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi testified under oath Thursday night for the first time since abusing his wife, Eliana Lopez, during a Dec. 31 argument that has thrust his political and personal life into turmoil. 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
Hearings into whether suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi will be permanently removed from office crept forward Tuesday night as commissioners narrowed the scope of admissible evidence, striking significant portions of the statement by a key prosecution witness. Read More
Suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has portrayed violence against his wife, Eliana Lopez, as a one-time mistake that made him immediately remorseful over its impact upon his family. But as The City’s Ethics Commission continues considering tonight whether Mirkarimi should be permanently removed from office, his next-door neighbors present a much different view of the family’s relationship. Read More
New written testimony from Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s neighbor contains vivid details of the domestic violence incident that led to Mirkarimi’s suspension by Mayor Ed Lee and starkly contradicts his public explanation of what happened. Read More