SF mayor to file misconduct charge against sheriff

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Posted: Mar 20, 2012 8:13 PM
SF mayor to file misconduct charge against sheriff

The San Francisco mayor says he will file official misconduct charge against sheriff over domestic violence.

Mayor Ed Lee made the announcement after a defiant Sheriff Russ Mirkarimi said he has no plans to resign despite the threat of the ethics probe.

A judge on Monday sentenced Mirkarimi to three years of probation and a year of counseling after the sheriff pleaded guilty to misdemeanor false imprisonment.

Mirkarimi said his actions on New Year's Eve that left his wife's arm bruised did not constitute official misconduct within the meaning of the law. He declined to elaborate. Mirkarimi was sworn in as sheriff on Jan. 8 after serving two terms on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.