Ross Mirkarimi Hearing: City Attorney Releases Initial List of Witnesses to Testify
|No surprisingly, both Mirkarimi and Lopez made the initial witness list.|
Acting Sheriff Vicki Hennessy, former Sheriff Michael Hennessey, and former Undersheriff Jan Dempsey are also on the list to testify, in addition to the police detectives who investigated the domestic dispute.
Lee has also argued that Mirkarimi dissuaded witnesses from contacting authorities -- and he seems to think Haynes, who managed Mirkarimi's campaign, will be key in proving this. The mayor attempted to subpoena about four months of Haynes' cellphone records, but a judge tentatively denied that request yesterday.
Today's filing notes that Haynes "is expected to testify about: her communications with Ivory Madison on January 4, which were intended to deter Ivory Madison from reporting Sheriff Mirkarimi's conduct to the police; her communications with Eliana Lopez on January 4, which were intended to deter Eliana Lopez from reporting Sheriff Mirkarimi's conduct to the police."
Also on the list: SFPD Captain Kathy Gorwood; Paul Henderson, director of Public Safety; Lt. Michelle Jean; SFPD Inspector John Keane; SFPD Adult Probation Department Chief Wendy Still; Mirkirimi's neighbor, Callie Williams; Mayor Lee; and Mirkarimi himself.