Ross Mirkarimi to Appear in Court This Week

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Luke Thomas
Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi was supposed to appear in court today, but his attorney is now telling reporters he will be arraigned Thursday on domestic violence charges. Mirkarimi was booked into his own county jail on Friday on three misdemeanor counts of battery, child endangerment, and attempting to dissuade a witness.

Despite these politically damning charges, it was business as usual for the newly elected sheriff, who showed his face at the San Francisco Labor Council breakfast on Monday. He told reporters that nothing would stop him from attending the annual MLK event, which, incidentally, was held just a few blocks from his Webster Street home where he is barred from seeing his family.

The Monday event was as close as he would get to his house where his wife, Eliana Lopez, and their 2-year-old son,Theo, are living. A judge signed a temporary restraining order, prohibiting the sheriff from having any contact with his family at this time.

Both Mirkarimi and his wife have insisted that the charges that he physically abused her in a New Year's Ever dispute are unfounded. As he was leaving City Hall, preparing to be booked into jail Friday, Mirkarimi addressed reporters, vowing to fight the charges. Yet the District Attorney claims there are more potential incidents of domestic violence to be investigated.

Meanwhile, Mayor Ed Lee said he's got no plans at this time to suspend Mirkarimi from his post.

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Rob
Rob

Can you say Repeat Offender?  Look into his military service while in Monterrey, Ca.  You'll find more allegations that he abused another woman, which also had been brushed under the carpet.

Lililives
Lililives

AnnGarrison do you realize that this article deals with domestic violence? Do not enable the misdeeds of abusers with misdirection of topic please. Ross beat his wife and needs to pay the price for it.

You seem to be the kind of woman that allows these kinds of tragedies to keep happening by tacitly shaming abused women into silence. I hope that this is not the case.

Rob Anderson
Rob Anderson

Mirkarimi hasn't been convicted of anything. Let's wait for the evidence before we reach a conclusion.

Lisapras
Lisapras

Rob Anderson, she had bruises. Isn't that enough evidence?

Lisapras
Lisapras

Mirkarimi should be suspended. There are way too many victims of DV. It doesnt matter what position he holds. He should be held accountable for his actions. Children and Family Services should open up a case and investigate. Mirkarimi needs to attend an Anger Management class and his wife should attend a Domestic Violence support group. I was a victim of Domestic Violence in 2007, my children were removed for "failure to protect". His wife denies everything, but abused women often protect their abusers. I know. I was one of them. It's not fair that Mirkarimi gets special treatment because of his position. He also shouldn't be allowed to carry a firearm. You commit a crime, you do the time. He is not exempt. That's why we have laws. To protect our people.

AnnGarrison
AnnGarrison

I still want to know what happened to the DA's two investigations of the Ed Lee campaign, for election law violations, campaign money laundering through the low paid employees of Go Lorrie's Vans and Citi Apartments.  And the DA's investigation of the Ed Lee independent expenditure campaign for absentee ballot tampering that was filmed and photographed in Chinatown.

s b
s b

Would love to know what any of that has to do with a law enforcement official being charged with three offenses including domestic violence.  Sounds like a politically-motivated post designed to deflect attention from some really odious behavior.

LeRenata
LeRenata

AnnGarrison, please stand in solidarity with women who have been battered. Please don't willfully look the other way. Please don't.

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