Suspended San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has asked the city’s Ethics Commission to delay its misconduct proceedings until after the November election.
After Thursday’s vote by the Ethics Commission upholding misconduct charges, Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi said he can convince at least three supervisors to let him keep his job and is nowhere near conceding.
Suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi embraced and kissed his wife, Eliana Lopez, in a San Francisco courtroom Friday morning – the first time he has been able to do so since a protective order was put in place as a result of the New Year’s holiday domestic dispute case between the two.
The wife of suspended San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi testified at the city’s Ethics Commission Thursday night that while her husband did cause a bruise on her arm, he did not try to cover up the incident after the fact.
The wife of suspended San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi took the stand Wednesday night at her husband’s hearing before the city’s Ethics Commission.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has denied allegations that he gave false testimony on the witness stand at suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s official misconduct hearing.
Ross Mirkarimi filed a legal challenge in San Francisco Superior Court Tuesday seeking to overturn his suspension as sheriff on grounds of official misconduct.