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Tag: Ross Mirkarimi

May 31, 2012 | 1:17 pm

Video of Eliana Lopez Showing Bruise Released; Lopez Accuses City Officials of ‘Perpetually Damaging’ Family

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Now public: The notorious video of Eliana Lopez showing the bruise on her arm she got during a heated argument with husband Ross Mirkarimi, who was newly elected as San Francisco sheriff. The short video was taken the day after the incident by Ivory Madison, a neighbor who later called police. The video shows a […]

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Watch Video Replay of Last Night’s Ethics Commission Hearing on Ross Mirkarimi

April 23, 2012 | 3:59 pm

Watch Video Replay of Last Night’s Ethics Commission Hearing on Ross Mirkarimi

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Update Apr 24 From KQED News: It could be months before the San Francisco Ethics Commission makes a recommendation on whether suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi should keep his job. KQED’s Mina Kim reports last night’s initial hearing was all about process. Commission Chair Benedict Hur said it would likely take until late May for the […]

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April 23, 2012 | 11:20 am

Gascon on Mirkarimi: ‘Rationalization’ is ‘Typical of Criminal Defendant’; Audio, Transcript

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On the eve of the San Francisco Ethics Commission taking up misconduct charges against Ross Mirkarimi, District Attorney George Gascon got in some last licks against the suspended sheriff. In an interview on KCBS radio yesterday, Gascon took issue with Mirkarimi’s recent characterization of the incident with his wife that led to a sentence of […]

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April 20, 2012 | 12:54 pm

Judge Denies Mirkarimi Motion to Overturn Suspension

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(Bay City News) A judge today sustained a tentative ruling denying a motion by suspended San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi to overturn his suspension on official misconduct charges. San Francisco Superior Judge Harold Kahn issued the tentative ruling Thursday and, after hearing from both Mirkarimi’s counsel and the city attorney’s office, said today that the […]

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Mirkarimi Loses Bid to Remove City Attorney From Suspension Proceedings

April 19, 2012 | 11:17 am

Mirkarimi Loses Bid to Remove City Attorney From Suspension Proceedings

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(Bay City News) A judge today upheld his tentative ruling denying suspended San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s bid to remove City Attorney Dennis Herrera from his suspension proceedings. In a brief hearing this morning in San Francisco Superior Court, Judge Harold Kahn denied the motion by Mirkarimi, 50, who was suspended last month by Mayor […]

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Audio, Transcript: Ross Mirkarimi Tells His Side of Story in Hour-Long Interview

April 18, 2012 | 10:20 am

Audio, Transcript: Ross Mirkarimi Tells His Side of Story in Hour-Long Interview

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Ross Mirkarimi appeared on KQED Public Radio’s Forum show this morning. In an emotional hour-long segment, Mirkarimi gave his account of the New Year’s Eve fight with his wife, Eliana Lopez, which led to his guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment, his suspension as sheriff by Mayor Ed Lee, and the current […]

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City Attorney Rebuts Mirkarimi on Disqualification Filing

April 16, 2012 | 4:11 pm

City Attorney Rebuts Mirkarimi on Disqualification Filing

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In a court filing, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera argued today that he is qualified to handle the official misconduct case against the city’s suspended sheriff, Ross Mirkarimi. (Read a pdf of the filing here.) In papers filed Monday, Herrera rebutted Mirkarimi’s April 13 contention that his office should be disqualified. Mirkarimi pled guilty […]

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Read Eliana Lopez’s Account of Mirkarimi Incident and Aftermath

April 6, 2012 | 9:06 am

Read Eliana Lopez’s Account of Mirkarimi Incident and Aftermath

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Eliana Lopez, the wife of suspended San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, has written an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle describing her side of the domestic violence incident for which her husband was convicted of a misdemeanor and at least temporarily removed from office. Lopez and Mirkarimi have been prohibited from personal contact by a […]

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Mirkarimi’s Lawyer Wants Court to Reinstate Him

March 27, 2012 | 1:33 pm

Mirkarimi’s Lawyer Wants Court to Reinstate Him

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Suspended San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi is trying to get the Superior Court to reinstate him. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee suspended Mirkarimi without pay last week on grounds of official misconduct after the sheriff plead guilty to false imprisonment — a charge stemming from a domestic violence case. This morning, Mirkarimi’s attorney David Waggoner […]

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Analysis: Pressure on Progressive Supes in Mirkarimi Removal Process

March 22, 2012 | 4:50 pm

Analysis: Pressure on Progressive Supes in Mirkarimi Removal Process

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The city’s Ethics Commission is expected to begin hearings on the suspension and possible removal of Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, submitted by Mayor Ed Lee, next month.  The proceedings will not only be open to public comment but they’ll also be televised, you’ll be happy to know. The commission will use the proceedings to decide whether […]

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