Despite surviving a vote for ouster, San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi may not yet be out of the woods, as at least one of the dissenting supervisors has publicly stated she would support a recall effort.
Mirkarimi, even if he does avoid a recall effort, faces challenges in managing a department responsible for overseeing programs and arrests for the same crimes that landed him in hot water to begin with.
The District Attorney has recommended that Mirkarimi build a wall between him and the domestic violence operations at his department. By appointing a high-level administrator to oversee those programs – as well as discipline for officers guilty of the crime as well – the integrity of the program can also be assured.
Mirkarimi will also be in the unusual position of being a Sheriff who is ineligible to carry a gun. That’s a term of his probation.
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