DA, Mayor Seek Law To Ensure No SF Sheriff Conflict

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) – San Francisco’s mayor and top prosecutor are seeking legislation that would prohibit reinstated sheriff Ross Mirkarimi from overseeing any domestic violence programs in his department while he is on probation.

District Attorney George Gascon announced plans for the proposed ordinance on Monday. Gascon and Mayor Ed Lee said it would prohibit any top law enforcement official in the city from overseeing programs in an area where they have been convicted of a crime.

KCBS’ Barbara Taylor Reports:

Mirkarimi is on probation following his conviction in a domestic case stemming from a New Year’s Eve argument with his wife, Venezuelan actress Eliana Lopez.

Mirkarimi said he doesn’t think he has any conflicts of interest and previously told Gascon in a letter those programs are led by a command chain of highly experienced members of his department.

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