Ross Mirkarimi, Sheriff-Elect, Investigated for Alleged Domestic Violence

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Today's news will make for an awkward swearing in for Sheriff-elect Ross Mirkarimi, who is reportedly at the center of a domestic violence police investigation.

According to media reports, a neighbor called police over New Year's to report a domestic violence incident between Mirkarimi and his wife, Eliana Lopez. The Chron's Matier & Ross reports that Lopez confided in this neighbor after having a heated argument with her husband over the holiday. The neighbor then called police, explaining that the alleged incident could be part of a "larger pattern of abuse," the Chron reports.

But Lopez, speaking only through Mirkarimi's campaign adviser, Jim Stearns, told media outlets that everything is just fine between her and her husband:

"What is happening here is wrong. I have absolutely no complaint against my husband. My husband has never been abusive to me. Ross and I are committed to our marriage, our son and our family."

Still, police, who have already started interviewing neighbors, are telling Matier & Ross that right now, all they have is a "maybe" this happened.

Of course, Mirkarimi, who is preparing to transition into his new job on Sunday, isn't talking to reporters.

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One can only hope that this proves true and that he is charged with domestic violence, his wife divorces him and takes half his estate and he loses visitation rights to his son.  This $hit stirrer deserves every ill will thrown at him.

Flemingrandolph
Flemingrandolph

I'd rather see a Bernhard Goetz as sheriff , personally but otherwise , Ican't wish Mr. Mirkarimi such 'ill' as you've expressed....

WeAdd
WeAdd

  I don't like the guy but I hope it's not true! Because if it is true, it means his poor wife and child have suffered greatly. 

Of course it it is true I am glad he's getting caught!

Mike Battaglia
Mike Battaglia

Wow, really? I don't think "$hit stirring" warrants losing your wife, half your property and your own son. Jesus christ, get a grip and check yourself.

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That's what he should have done in the first place buttuglyia: get a grip on himself instead of his wife.

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