Mirkarimi, who is running for re-election to his post in November, pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge for an domestic incident involving his wife.
The FBI has agreed to investigate allegations of forced inmate fighting in San Francisco’s jail at the request of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.
The domestic violence scandal that rocked San Francisco politics, involving Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and his wife Eliana Lopez, consumed both headlines and a courtroom in 2012. Now Lopez gets to share her side of the story, in the form of a play.
A new law in California will require state prisons to make condoms available to all prisoners, even though sex between inmates is still a crime.
Proposition 47, passed by state voters last year, reduced a slew of non-violent felony crimes to misdemeanors, but police say the expected cost savings for law enforcement in San Francisco hasn’t yet materialized.
The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department has announced more details of a partnership that will bring some jail inmates 100 iPads as part of a $250,000 educational program.
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has named former interim East Palo Alto police Chief Federico Rocha as his new undersheriff.
San Francisco’s District Attorney George Gascón sent out a letter on Thursday to the mayor and supervisors challenging a proposal by Sheriff Mirkarimi giving him full authority to grant early inmate releases from county jail using electronic-monitoring devices.
Singer/songwriter and actress Maria Conchita Alonso’s endorsement of Tea Party member and gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly and her subsequent departure from a Spanish-language production of “The Vagina Monologues” launched a national debate over freedom of expression Sunday.
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi said he wants the sheriff’s department to remain in charge of security at San Francisco General but that he is also vowing changes after a missing patient was found dead.