Ross Mirkarimi Update: Sheriff Charged, Barred from Visiting Family

Categories: Crime, Politics
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Newly Elected Sheriff Booked In County Jail Today:

A San Francisco judge this afternoon issued a warrant for Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's arrest, charging the former city supervisor with three misdemeanor counts, including battery, child endangerment, and attempting to dissuade a witness.

SF Weekly Staff Writer Lauren Smiley is at the Hall of Justice where District Attorney George Gascón delivered the news to a throng of reporters. While shocking, it came as little surprise, as information leaked through the day that Mirkarimi, who allegedly abused his wife on New Year's Eve, would be charged.

What's more, the DA claims to be investigating more possible incidents of domestic violence involving Mirkarimi and his wife, Eliana Lopez. The DA asked a judge to sign an emergency restraining order, which would bar Mirkarimi from going home or seeing his wife and three-year-old son, Theo. Sources say the judge has since signed the emergency protective order.

Meanwhile, police have asked Mirkarimi, who was just sworn in as sheriff on Sunday, to surrender within the next few hours. No word on where Mirkarimi is at this time. If he does not turn himself in soon, police will begin searching for him, a source told SF Weekly.

Mirkarimi is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday. His bail is set for $35,000, according to the DA.

If convicted, Mirkarimi could face up to one year in county jail and three years on probation. He would also be forced to turn over his gun.

While the DA explained the charges, Mirkarimi and Lopez left City Hall, making a few tearful statements to reporters.

"I believe these charges are very unfounded and we will fight these charges and I am confident in the end that we will succeed in showing the missteps," Mirkarimi told reporters. "I will be booked -- I am not above the law."

Lopez chimed in, breaking into tears: "This is unbelievable. I don't have any complaint against my husband -- this is my family," she said. "This is completely wrong."

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Mrchild
Mrchild

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s b
s b

According to sfgate.com, as reported in the investigating officer's affidavit, the Sheriff's wife stated on video: "This happened yesterday,"....."Two times in 2011, and this is the second time this is happening.  I told Ross I want to work on the marriage - we need help,".... "I (have) been telling him we need help and I'm going to use this just in case he wants to take Theo away from me because he ... said that he is very powerful and he can do it.

So you tell me, Ross-defenders, whether this is all politics. My standard for an elected official in a law enforcement job is higher than "not guilty".

Tim Giangiobbe
Tim Giangiobbe

She was not physically hurt.His ways are not proper at all and he needs to admit to his anger issues with a quickness but as far as BATTERING HER that did not happen at all and I feel as well as many that this was BLOWN WAY UP and needs to have a resolution that has him going to anger management with an attitude of "I NEED THIS and If I don't get it I will lose it all."Abuse can be non physical of course but as far as CRIMINAL conduct That may be stretching it.If she was totally abused she would be BRUISED and YES emotional scars are valid but not nearly as CRIMINAL and are punishable by ANGER MGMT.Like the lady says BS.I believe her and arguments are a two way street.WE must thank the TOTALLY ABUSIVE WIFE BEATERS for This ShitI know the effect it can have on a family.I lived it,I watched my mom go through hell.So hell yes I can be tough on abusive men THEY SUCKRoss Mirkarimi may be a hot head and need to learn that words can be abusive and hurtful TOO as he sits in anger management and that's REAL.but like I said he is not criminal type person and is being demonized and like Ross said I Too believe in Redemption.

sensitive dude
sensitive dude

I just want to know... is she on the market yet?

Anti-DV
Anti-DV

pictures, text messages in evidence - verdict?

Briansays
Briansays

he will be looking to get a so called "progressive" or two on the jury thru voir direwho will vote not guilty regardless for political reasonsthe community will claim their owna mini oj trial

Condohellsf
Condohellsf

Progressives get this message loud and clear:

"Judge Kathleen Feinstein, daughter of US Senator Dianne Feinstein, was originally slated to administer the oath of office to Mirkarimi, Sunday, but declined ..."

Bet she doesn't recuse herself from assigning a "Loyalist" judge though.

Divisadero Joe
Divisadero Joe

He should at least be convicted of being an arrogant, self important, rude, pushy, obnoxious, slack-jaw. Even he knows he guilty in that department.

Tim Giangiobbe
Tim Giangiobbe

LOL yes Ross can be all of the above.His demeanor pissed me off a couple times too.But he isn't a brute.He's notTechnicalities and actual BRUISES verses emotional scarring No he can't just walk BUT PERSECUTING  HIM is as Mean as he Was that night.Yes The Point that Emotional Scarring is not good is quite the valid point.I once again feel if she had been through WAY TOO MUCH she would speak up now for sure with all the support around her and she is defending Ross because she wants a simple resolution and LOVES HIM and Her family folks it was just a bad night (maybe one of a few bad nights and it will all be resolved ) and HER WISHES need to be considered too.

Automanpaul
Automanpaul

lets face it, the PIG from Cuba isn't liking Ross Mirkarimi approach to drug use charge cases, filling jails and prisons with taxpayers burdened as slaves to a system gone bad.

It's called Political mud slinging at its highest, This city has the MOST corrupt police force of any city in the country, worse than when New Orleans was at its worse, I was there for that, and talk about corrupt, planting evidence, the cops perjure themselves constantly on the witness stand at hearings, anything to make it stick, keep the prison UNION and complex profit makers rolling in the doe, Prisons for Profits is slavery putting it lightly, the do-gooders have been at work for years closing the loop so that if you ever get one minor crime incident you can't get employment because they know the Insurance Companies won't allow them to employ an X-convict, or a guy or gal that went to county for Meth charges of any kind, they had to bring the FBI in here is was so bad, Ross helped bring that in and now he's got number one PIG on his heels, If you have any loved ones out in San Bruno, where there are more employed Deputy Sheriffs there now than ten years ago, they still insist the best they can do for visit appointments is one deputy on Fridays takes appointment calls, one deputy, ONE, from 1:PM until 6:PM, then your out of luck.

NOW as a taxpayer of this community and municipality as poorly as its operated, were NOT getting our monies worth here. All they work for is retirement, not for helping anybody but themselves, pitiful disgusting Police and Sheriff lazy bums in that UNION can't get off there fat behinds and do a LITTLE work! We hope you fay boys are oh so happy with your dumb selves!

MrEricSir
MrEricSir

Yeah, let's ignore the charges and invent a new conspiracy theory. Great idea.

Guest
Guest

Innocent until proven guilty. Stop acting as if he is guilty. Stop acting as if she is a long-abused victim. No one posting their hateful, snarky comments knows anything. 

Flemingrandolph
Flemingrandolph

'snarky'..gawd! you millennials..Where'd you get that one ? Urban Dictionary ?

Flemingrandolph
Flemingrandolph

Honestly , I think that below the surface , many uber-liberals are 'tickingtime bombs' , just waiting to explode... So be very careful if imbibing at say , the 'Buck' , on a Friday PM... Josef Stalin was about as 'Liberal' asyou can get and was also an extremely treacherous man !

Tim Giangiobbe
Tim Giangiobbe

Speaking of Joseph Stalin he had the same self righteous fascist attitude that so many haters have.The US Empire is trying to break Joseph Stalin's record and imprison as many citizens as possible in our PUNITIVE SOCIETY.The US Empire already imprisons more than 740 per 100 ,000 citizens.That is THREE TIMES higher than other so called CIVILIZED nations.Society is quick to PUNISH and Jail citizens with a quickness.JUDGE JURY and EXECUTIONERRoss is a HOTHEAD not a CRIMINAL.There is a DIFFERENCE Folks.I guess I will do what everyone else did.Convict him of a lesser "OFFENSE" ,"NO CRIME".My sentence anger management.REDEMPTION

Condohellsf
Condohellsf

Say whatever you want about "uber-liberals"  you have to barely scratch the surface of the "closet Republicans" to find something even worse.....

"When the dispatcher asked who his wife was, White replied: "Joanne Hayes- White. She's the fire chief."

A second dispatcher came on the line, and said: "Sir, you're saying that your wife is Joanne Hayes-White, the fire chief?"

"The fire chief," White replied. "She just hit me in the head with a pint glass, twice."

He then said he wanted her out of the house. Asked whether anyone else was in the home, White said: "My three children are, yes, that's why I'm afraid of it."

-sfgate

'Chief's husband said he feared for his kids In 911 tape'June 24, 2005|By Jaxon Van Derbeken, Chronicle Staff Writer

Condohellsf
Condohellsf

"Hayes-White told police that her husband had hit himself over the head with the glass."

I am numb with shock that the mayor keeps this woman as fire chief.

Condohellsf
Condohellsf

Newsom's fire chief was accused of even worse by her spouse but she completely walked with the complicity of the SFPD.  Reading the details in context will turn your stomach.

'Chief's husband said he feared for his kids In 911 tape'

http://articles.sfgate.com/200...

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""My wife has just hit me in the head with a pint glass, twice, and I'd like to file charges."----

"When the dispatcher asked who his wife was, White replied: "Joanne Hayes- White. She's the fire chief."

A second dispatcher came on the line, and said: "Sir, you're saying that your wife is Joanne Hayes-White, the fire chief?"

----

"According to the computer-assisted dispatch log of the incident that the department released Thursday, two patrol officers were the first to arrive at the house at 6:28 p.m.

"The supervising lieutenant at Taraval station, Belinda Kerr, ordered them away at 6:53 p.m. and oversaw the scene herself. It is unclear why, although another police investigator, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the decision had been made out of "respect" for Hayes-White.

----

"The fire chief," White replied. "She just hit me in the head with a pint glass, twice."

He then said he wanted her out of the house. Asked whether anyone else was in the home, White said: "My three children are, yes, that's why I'm afraid of it."

At one point, White told his wife to "go downstairs, please. Go downstairs."

She responded, "No, I'm not going anywhere right now."

White then said, "I'm talking to the kids. I don't want you hitting me with, with another bottle."

Cheryl Meril
Cheryl Meril

Sounds to me like Mirkarimi qualifies for sociopath title.

Bullshit detector
Bullshit detector

He is an Iranian Jew who went to Catholic school. Yikes.

Tim Giangiobbe
Tim Giangiobbe

Hater TROLLS only another hater TROLL would LIKE such a comment.Ross sounds San Franciscan TOO MEI was born here when IKE was president and love the Diversity and yes it was a bit overwhelming at first but I have learned to embrace the new citizens and be thankful for  the MELTING POT WE HAVE and being such a UNIQUE CITY.The Planet is too small for such hate and by the Way Kindness Kills Apathy.Do something kind for someone DESPERATE today and feel good about it.Forgive someone and offer redemption instead of self righteous repentance.Instead of hating

Lili
Lili

This poor woman has been abused so long that she is either terrified that he'll bend the rules and kill her when he gets out or she is terrified he will somehow get to their child.

He looks like the type that will plot revenge against whoever helped his wife.

People like to bash abused women-until the first time they get their behinds kicked by a man that has cops and judges on his side. Then they understand. But only then.

Some women act like they've forgotten that there were no solid laws for this type of thing until the late 70's. Then men circumvented them every chance they get.

ItsKROOKS
ItsKROOKS

She could have just said she fell down the stairs or bumped into a door knob now she has to deal with ALL of San Francisco knowing she is co-dependent to an abusive husband. It's sad that any woman would report domestic abuse and then try and say it didn't happen. Like get real honey! 

Lili
Lili

ItsKrooks have you been abused by a spouse in such a way that you think you can judge her? You get real "Honey".

A woman does whatever she thinks she has to, even if it hurts her, to try to protect her child.

"Friends" like you with the "helpful" comments are probably why she never spoke up in the first place. She knew she'd be mocked and judged. Then still not get helped by anyone once her "friends" had their say.

People like you would defend her up until her husband came up, got in your face, and told you to back off. Then the bravery would go right out the window.

Marcus3329
Marcus3329

SHE didn't report it..a neighbor did..get your story straight.

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