Ross Mirkarimi Update: Sheriff Goes "Ballistic" During Fight with Wife, Warrant Says

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Police Interview Second Witness In Domestic Violence Incident

A copy of Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's arrest warrant was released to the media today, painting a disturbing picture of what allegedly took place between Mirkarimi and his wife, Eliana Lopez, during a reported New Year's Eve domestic dispute.

According to the warrant, Mirkarimi was taking his family to lunch on Dec. 31 when Lopez asked him if, after his inauguration, she could travel to Venezuela to visit her family with their 2-year-old son, Theo. Mirkarimi reportedly lost his cool, and began screaming "fuck you," to Lopez.

"Fuck you, fuck you, you are trying to take Theo away from me," Mirkarimi reportedly said. He then allegedly turned the car around and told her that he wasn't taking them to eat, saying something to the effect of "she didn't deserve to eat."

The fight escalated when the couple returned to their Western Addition home, where Mirkarimi allegedly pushed, pulled, grabbed, and verbally abused Lopez, according to the document.

Lopez ran outside the house, telling him that she would call the police. The couple's son was screaming and crying, too. Mirkarimi repeatedly apologized to his wife and begged her to come back into the house, per the warrant.

The next day, Lopez visited her neighbor, Ivory Madison, and told her about the domestic violence dispute. She was in tears and asked Madison to video the bruise on her arm, explaining that she wanted all of it recorded in case Mirkarimi tried to take their son away.

On Jan. 12 -- after the incident had been reported to police -- officers contacted "another neighbor" who claims Lopez told her about the New Year's Eve fight. She reportedly told the witness that it was the second time in 2011 that Mirkarimi had abused her. She showed her the bruise on her arm, which was a "pretty big" brown injury that appeared to be a hand or finger marks, according to police.

As they were talking, Mirkarimi came home and told Lopez to come inside when they were done talking. She finished the conversation with the neighbor, explaining that she didn't know what to do and that Mirkarimi had warned her he was a very powerful man.

While Lopez was at Madison's house, Mirkarimi saw the two were talking and purportedly told Lopez to come home when she was done. The witness later told police that the couple's young son had said "Daddy made a boo-boo on mommy's arm."

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Rob
Rob

If Eliana was smart she should secure an attorney who should file for divorce, and also file a law suit against San Francisco and its Police Department.  Did the police respond to the same address on prior occasions for domestic calls? Did the officers abate the occurrence based on his political posts (which could be a violation of department policy, city ordinance and state law?) Has the abuse continued? and did it later result in physical damage to Eliana.

ElMano
ElMano

Only one man can untie this nasty knot -- Hugo Chavez, the illustrious president of Venezuela. Can we persuade him to come to San Francisco, interview the parties, and find a just solution? Mirkarimi's wife wants to know who are the powerful interests who compelled Ivory Madison to bring these trumped up domestic violence charges to the police. Chavez could find out. And as for the wife's claim that monied interests are behind the charges brought against Mirkarimi, President Hugo Chavez could find out who those interests are, shame them as they ought to be shamed, and mete them the justice they deserve.

Iponema
Iponema

Wife decides she needs upper hand over powerful husband to keep child and return to Sud Amerique.

Manipulates garden variety marital spat.

With the upper hand, she now agrees not to testify so husband keeps job, salary and pension, in return for uncontested, child guardianship when she returns to home country in 2012.

Richmondman
Richmondman

Do you wonder why she is trying to get out of this marriage?

Nyala
Nyala

Liberals are always hypocrites. SF Weekly loves Murky Rim Me. Why do liberals love to beat women up??

Jackanape
Jackanape

I remember Mirkarimi using the word "tragic" to describe Mayor Newsom's affair? What is more tragic, having a passionate love affair or beating your wife?

Flemingrandolph
Flemingrandolph

How apropos to all the 'moral relativists' living here in S'ci F'i.."Will toPower" of Fredrich Nietzsche' ' Superman'? It's almost 'right' , insteadof usual left..

Dirk Hofbrau
Dirk Hofbrau

Oh God, he's a wife batterer! And this is the same Ross Mirkarimi who I remember spearheading the Ralph Nader for President campaign in California in 2000. We believed in Ralph. We believed in the Green Party. We believed in Ross. And now...this...

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