Suspended San Francisco Sheriff to Appear Wednesday on KQED’s Forum

It will be Ross Mirkarimi’s first extended broadcast interview since his suspension

SAN FRANCISCO, April 17, 2012 – Ross Mirkarimi is set to appear on KQED’s Forum from 9-10am Wednesday for his first extended broadcast interview since he was suspended as San Francisco sheriff, KQED has announced.

Mirkarimi is expected to answer questions from host Michael Krasny and callers about his decision to plead guilty in March to false imprisonment, a charge stemming from a domestic violence case. He also is expected to discuss his subsequent suspension by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and his decision to fight an official misconduct case against him. The misconduct case could result in Mirkarimi’s removal from office.

KQED’s Forum can be heard on 88.5 FM in the Bay Area and online at

Forum provides a rare opportunity for listeners to call in and talk with elected officials and others about the issues impacting their communities,” said Raul Ramirez, KQED’s director of news and public affairs. “Wednesday’s program is another example of KQED providing that vital role for its listeners.”