While the newly inducted San Francisco Sherrif Ross Mirkarimi may already be in hot water, Mayor Ed Lee has no intention of turning up the heat.
Mirkarimi was accused of a New Year’s Eve domestic dispute with his wife that turned violent. When Mirkarimi’s wife, Eliana Lopez, turned up at a nieghbor’s house with bruises on her arms from where the Sheriff-elect allegedly grabbed her. The police were called and Mirkarimi was taken into custody before being released on $35,000 bail.
Mirkarimi has already announced that he will not resign from his position, but if the Mayor wanted to, he had the ability to suspend the Sheriff. If he did exercise that authority, Mirarimi would have the option to appeal his suspension to an Ethics Commission. That group would have the ability to either vacate the suspension or remove him from office.
From the Silicon Valley Mercury News:
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said Monday there are no imminent plans to suspend Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, who will be arraigned Thursday on three misdemeanor charges in connection with an alleged domestic violence incident on New Year’s Eve.
Mirkarimi was charged Friday with one count each of domestic violence battery, child endangerment and dissuading a witness.
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