SF Sheriff-Elect Mirkarimi Investigated For Domestic Violence Allegations

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Police were investigating allegations that San Francisco’s sheriff-elect and his wife were involved in a domestic violence incident.

Ross Mirkarimi was scheduled to be sworn in as sheriff on Sunday, after serving seven years as a city supervisor.

On Friday, District Attorney George Gascon said Mirkarimi is under police investigation for domestic violence but declined to elaborate.

Citing law enforcement sources, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that police went to the home of Mirkarimi and wife Eliana Lopez last weekend after a neighbor called to report an incident.

Lopez has issued a statement, saying the allegations are false and that he has never been abusive to her. Mirkarimi declined comment, through a spokesman.

Mirkarimi married Lopez, a former Venezuelan telenovela star, after the couple had their first child in 2009.

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