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
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.
Watch the full video of Eliana Lopez below. 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
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera on Monday filed a response to a motion by the attorneys of suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, who is seeking to have Herrera removed from the suspension proceedings, a move he said was "utterly without merit." Read More
Embattled San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi challenged his ongoing suspension without pay on Tuesday, following Mayor Ed Lee’s initiation of removal proceedings last week.
The mayor suspended Mirkarimi and appointed a replacement sheriff following his court sentencing in a high-profile domestic violence case involving his wife. Mirkarimi pleaded guilty to the false imprisonment charge earlier this month and three other charges were dropped as a result. Read More
The official misconduct charges against suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi look damning on their face, which should come as no surprise. Mayor Ed Lee had plenty of fodder to base removal proceedings on after revelations in the sheriff’s sordid domestic violence case.
But aspects of the suspension’s reasoning are raising red flags with some legal experts, who say The City’s legal argument — if successful — could make it far too easy to remove elected officials from office. Read More
The domestic violence trial of Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi was assigned to a judge Friday morning, the first step in what could be a few days of very crucial pretrial motions on what evidence will be admitted. Read More
The continuing melee around Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s court proceedings could prompt Mayor Ed Lee to ask him if he’d be “willing to take a leave.”The mayor said at a Chinese New Year event on Monday that he wants to talk personally with the sheriff and “find out from him whether he can fulfill the duties of his office.” Read More
San Francisco’s Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi showed up in San Francisco Superior Court on Monday morning at 9:17 a.m., briefly sat before the judge while court dates were set, and then walked away, all while refusing to address the group of reporters who asked him for comment on his way in and out of the court room. Read More