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Woman Acquitted Of DUI; SF Jury Agrees She Was Escaping Abusive Boyfriend

A woman was acquitted of DUI after a San Francisco jury determined she needed to drive in order to get away from her abusive boyfriend.


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Gov. Brown Signs Bill That Closes Loophole Over Rape Convictions

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill closing a legal loophole that allowed a rape conviction to be overturned because the woman was not married.


A Fremont man was arrested for trying to hang his girlfriend.  (CBS)

Fremont Man Accused Of Trying To Hang Girlfriend In Backyard During Argument

A Fremont man was behind bars Monday after allegedly attempting to hang his girlfriend during an argument.


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SF Mayor Calls Sheriff Mirkarimi A Wife Beater As Ethics Probe Begins

“As one of the top law enforcement officials for the city, he ought not to have engaged in the beating of his wife,” Mayor Ed Lee told reporters at an impromptu news conference shortly before the city’s Ethics Commission opened a multi-day administrative hearing on official misconduct charges.


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Mirkarimi Ex-Girlfriend Details Alleged Abuse, Will Testify In Trial

During a pretrial hearing Monday in the Ross Mirkarimi domestic violence case, an ex-girlfriend testified about an alleged physical confrontation involving the San Francisco sheriff.


Ross Mirkarimi

Change Of Venue Request, Appeal On Video Put Mirkarimi Trial On Hold

Dueling legal maneuvers put the hold on jury selection Monday in the domestic violence case against San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.



San Jose Workshop Educates Teens About Dating Violence

Santa Clara County hosts its first workshop aimed at helping teenage victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse on Thursday.


Ross Mirkarimi

SF Sheriff Mirkarimi Granted Visitation Rights With Son

Embattled San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi was granted visitation rights with his son at a court hearing Wednesday morning.


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KCBS In Depth: Domestic Violence

An interview with Beverly Upton, Executive Director of the San Francisco Domestic Violence Consortium on the issue of domestic violence.


Ross Mirkarimi and Eliana Lopez

Mirkarimi’s Wife Claims He’s Victim Of ‘Political Persecution’

She’s not saying what exactly did happen, but Eliana Lopez – the wife of embattled San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi – insists she is definitely not the victim of domestic abuse.




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