Today is the first day back on the job for once-suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. In a somewhat surprising 7-4 vote, San Francisco Supervisors decided to reinstate, after a months-long battle between the Sheriff and the Mayor.
Mayor Ed Lee needed nine of the 11 supervisors to vote to remove Mirkarimi. However, his efforts were rebuffed by three elected members of the Board, and even his own appointee.
After the vote, Sheriff Mirkarimi said that he was ready to return to work and work with the Mayor, saying it was time to put the whole thing behind them.
The Mayor, however, issued a statement disagreeing with the verdict, saying that the board had decided to let a “convicted domestic batterer lead the sheriff’s office.”
Read the full story at the San Francisco Chronicle.