Domestic Violence

Restraining orders are vital for abuse victims

This week’s question comes from Gina (name changed) from El Cerrito, who…

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6 people shot dead in SC domestic dispute

A South Carolina man in a custody dispute with a onetime girlfriend…

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San Francisco millionaire Gurbaksh Chahal accused of domestic violence

A multimillionaire Internet mogul who has appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoDistrict Attorney George Gascón

Domestic violence spurs San Francisco spat

Domestic violence is a subject on the minds of our government officials…

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Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi helps organize event against domestic violence

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi is helping to organize a choreographed dance…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoSheriff Ross Mirkarimi

Man accused of setting girlfriend on fire in San Francisco has prior domestic violence convictions

The 22-year-old man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire over a…

Courtesy PhotoYoshiaki Nagaya and his wife would allegedly lock each other out of the house when in domestic disputes.

Revelations indicate Japanese diplomat Yoshiaki Nagaya and wife were combative

Yoshiaki Nagaya might have abused his wife, but he also might not…

Courtesy PhotoYoshiaki Nagaya and his wife would allegedly lock each other out of the house when in domestic disputes.
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Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi flap spurs San Francisco violence outreach campaign

Two months have passed since four supervisors controversially voted against permanently ousting…

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The group Citizens for an Accountable Sheriff are calling for Ross Mirkarimi to resign as Sheriff of San Francisco.

Group launches online petition to urge Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi to resign

The effort to recall Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi was reinvigorated Wednesday with the…

The group Citizens for an Accountable Sheriff are calling for Ross Mirkarimi to resign as Sheriff of San Francisco.
S.F. Examiner File PhotoBoard of Supervisors President David Chiu said his legislation that would pump more money into the D.A.'s Office to deal with domestic violence crimes has nothing to do with the controversy surrounding Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.

Mirkarimi domestic-violence scandal sparks call for more prevention funding

Despite all the vitriol and bad feelings that came out of Sheriff…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoBoard of Supervisors President David Chiu said his legislation that would pump more money into the D.A.'s Office to deal with domestic violence crimes has nothing to do with the controversy surrounding Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.
AP File PhotoDelay: The sponsor of a resolution calling for the ouster of Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi

Ross Mirkarimi recall effort fizzles as supporters delay meeting item

A possible recall effort against Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi appears to be losing…

AP File PhotoDelay: The sponsor of a resolution calling for the ouster of Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi
AP File PhotoUnder fire: Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi says political insiders are behind a recall effort.

Initially favoring recall, Sheriff Mirkarimi now calls it political

During the tumult of Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s official misconduct hearings, he and…

AP File PhotoUnder fire: Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi says political insiders are behind a recall effort.
S.F. Examiner File PhotoMayor Ed Lee and District Attorney George Gascón proposed legislation that has not yet been drafted to force Sheriff Mirkarimi to recuse himself from issues dealing with domestic violence.

Mayor, DA want law keeping Sheriff Mirkarimi out of domestic violence matters

A March domestic violence conviction remains a heavy weight on reinstated Sheriff…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoMayor Ed Lee and District Attorney George Gascón proposed legislation that has not yet been drafted to force Sheriff Mirkarimi to recuse himself from issues dealing with domestic violence.
S.F. Examiner File PhotoThe group San Francisco Women For Accountability and a Responsible Supervisor have been trying to remove Supervisor Christina Olague from her District 5 seat since shortly after she voted to reinstate Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.

'Women For Accountability and a Responsible Supervisor' aims to unseat Olague over Mirkarimi vote

District 5 incumbent Supervisor Christina Olague may have enjoyed a campaign boost…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoThe group San Francisco Women For Accountability and a Responsible Supervisor have been trying to remove Supervisor Christina Olague from her District 5 seat since shortly after she voted to reinstate Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.

Respectful dialogue needed in wake of Mirkarimi vote

In the last few days, I and other colleagues have received numerous…

AP File PhotoSupervisor Eric Mar said he'll introduce a new policy that would encourage city employees to recognize the signs of an abused co-worker.

Domestic violence, other issues roil City Hall

Domestic violence is the topic de jour at City Hall after last…

AP File PhotoSupervisor Eric Mar said he'll introduce a new policy that would encourage city employees to recognize the signs of an abused co-worker.
Beth Laberge/Special to The S.F. ExaminerSheriff Ross Mirkarimi is expected to report to work Monday.

Mirkarimi ready to reclaim job as sheriff

Despite a 10-month public ordeal and the expenditure of $1.3 million in…

Beth Laberge/Special to The S.F. ExaminerSheriff Ross Mirkarimi is expected to report to work Monday.
Beth Laberge/Special to The S.F. ExaminerMayor Ed Lee said Thursday that he was “disappointed” with the decision to retain the sheriff.

Vote to reinstate Mirkarimi stirs outcry

The Board of Supervisors may have ended the official misconduct proceedings against…

Beth Laberge/Special to The S.F. ExaminerMayor Ed Lee said Thursday that he was “disappointed” with the decision to retain the sheriff.
S.F. Examiner File PhotoGrief: A memorial for slain Ernestine “Buttercup” Herron is seen in 2011.

Woman not guilty in deadly stabbing

A San Francisco jury acquitted a Potrero Terrace woman of murder charges…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoGrief: A memorial for slain Ernestine “Buttercup” Herron is seen in 2011.
SF Examiner file photoSheriff Ross Mirkarimi was found guilty of two misconduct charges linked to an incident with wife Eliana Lopez

Ross Mirkarimi might appeal Board of Supervisors ruling

By upholding a portion of Mayor Ed Lee’s official misconduct charges against…

SF Examiner file photoSheriff Ross Mirkarimi was found guilty of two misconduct charges linked to an incident with wife Eliana Lopez