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Tag: Ross Mirkarimi

March 21, 2012 | 3:22 pm

Read the Suspension Documents Served to Ross Mirkarimi

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The San Francisco Office of the City Attorney has made available the suspension documents served to Ross Mirkarimi today. The documents have also been posted on the City Attorney’s web site. “Dear Sheriff Mirkarimi” Ed Lee’s official letter starts. After that, it’s not so friendly. Lee informs Mirkarimi that “I am immediately suspending you without […]

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March 21, 2012 | 8:12 am

Video: Watch Ross Mirkarimi’s, Ed Lee’s Statements From Yesterday

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Tuesday was a day of high political drama, as Mayor Ed Lee gave Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi until late afternoon to resign or face official misconduct charges and suspension over his guilty plea in the domestic violence incident with his wife. Mirkarimi didn’t blink, and neither did Lee. From the Chronicle: Mayor Ed Lee will move […]

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Mayor Lee to File Official Misconduct Charges, Appoints Vicki Hennessy as Interim Sheriff

March 20, 2012 | 3:40 pm

Mayor Lee to File Official Misconduct Charges, Appoints Vicki Hennessy as Interim Sheriff

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Update 5:01 p.m.Mayor Ed Lee announced at a press conference Tuesday afternoon that he will serve Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi with misconduct charges Wednesday morning. “He has chosen not to resign and now I must act,” said Lee. “As public officials our first responsibility must always be to fulfill the obligations entrusted to us by the […]

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Ivory Madison’s Husband Calls For Mirkarimi to Resign in Scathing Editorial

March 20, 2012 | 10:37 am

Ivory Madison’s Husband Calls For Mirkarimi to Resign in Scathing Editorial

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Update 12:30 p.m. Various news organizations are reporting that Ed Lee has given Ross Mirkarimi 24 hours to resign or he’ll face an immediate suspension and possible removal proceedings. Update: Ed Lee’s office says the mayor will address the media on the Mirkarimi case in the late afternoon. The husband of Ivory Madison, the neighbor […]

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Audio: Ross Mirkarimi’s Emotional Remarks After Sentencing; Mirkarimi to Meet With Lee Today

March 19, 2012 | 10:24 am

Audio: Ross Mirkarimi’s Emotional Remarks After Sentencing; Mirkarimi to Meet With Lee Today

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Update 2:28 p.m. A spokesman for Mayor Ed Lee tells KQED’s Mina Kim that Lee and Mirkarimi are meeting today, and that Lee will “hopefully” make an announcement about his plans concerning Mirkarimi tomorrow. Earlier post As expected, Ross Mirkarimi has been sentenced to the terms he agreed to in his plea deal. He received […]

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Mirkarimi Gets 3 Years Probation on False Imprisonment Plea; Domestic Violence Advocates Call For Ethics Probe; Ed Lee ‘Reviewing Options’

March 12, 2012 | 1:00 pm

Mirkarimi Gets 3 Years Probation on False Imprisonment Plea; Domestic Violence Advocates Call For Ethics Probe; Ed Lee ‘Reviewing Options’

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(Bay City News and KQED) San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi pleaded guilty today to a misdemeanor false imprisonment charge in connection with the domestic violence case involving his wife. Mirkarimi, 50, appeared in court this morning after agreeing to the plea deal with prosecutors, who dropped three other misdemeanor charges related to a Dec. 31 […]

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Former SF Mayor Art Agnos: Mirkarimi Prosecution is Political; Legal Analyst: Gascon Had No Choice

March 9, 2012 | 4:39 pm

Former SF Mayor Art Agnos: Mirkarimi Prosecution is Political; Legal Analyst: Gascon Had No Choice

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The trial of Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi on three misdemeanor charges related to an alleged incident of domestic violence against his wife, Eliana Lopez, is plodding along. A jury has not yet been seated, with a couple of hundred people already weeded out based on their answers to a nine-page questionnaire. Legal motions from the defendant […]

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Video of Mirkarimi’s Wife Can Be Used as Evidence, Appeals Panel Rules

March 9, 2012 | 10:50 am

Video of Mirkarimi’s Wife Can Be Used as Evidence, Appeals Panel Rules

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(Bay City News) A key piece of video evidence can be used as evidence in the upcoming domestic violence trial against San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, appellate division judges ruled today. The three-judge panel from the San Francisco Superior Court’s appellate division had been considering whether to allow the use of a 55-second video recorded […]

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Judge Declines Eliana Lopez Request to Bar Video in Mirkarimi Trial; Jury Selection Begins

February 29, 2012 | 12:32 pm

Judge Declines Eliana Lopez Request to Bar Video in Mirkarimi Trial; Jury Selection Begins

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Laird Harrison is at the Ross Mirkarimi trial today and reports the following: Judge Garrett Wong dismissed a motion by the lawyer for Ross Mirkarimi’s wife, Eliana Lopez, to bar video of her on the night of his alleged attack as evidence in the trial. The video shows a bruise on Lopez’s arm, which prosecutors […]

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February 27, 2012 | 1:45 pm

Judge Allows Video in Mirkarimi Trial

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A videotape that prosecutors say is related to the domestic abuse charges against Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi will be admitted into evidence. Mirkarimi’s lawyer had filed a motion asking to exclude the tape on Wednesday, which shows the Sheriff’s wife, Illiana Lopez, displaying a bruise on her arm and describing the incident. “We’ve been saying all […]

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