Skip to comments.Lawyer: San Francisco Sheriff Mirkarimi will not resign
Posted on 03/20/2012 4:26:31 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
SAN FRANCISCO -- Embattled San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi is refusing to resign, his lawyer told the Associated Press, despite Mayor Ed Lee's ultimatum that he step down or be ousted in an ethics probe.
A spokesman with the mayor's office said Lee will address the issue later in the day, and reporters have gathered at the San Francisco sheriff's office after being told Mirkarimi will also make a statement today.
Attorney Lidia Stiglich told the AP that Mirkarimi was asked by Lee to step down after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor count of false imprisonment.
"I'm not aware of any plans for the sheriff to resign," Stiglich said. "I'm disappointed it's proceeding in this fashion. I think it should be left to the voters."
Victims advocates and others have stepped up pressure on Lee, calling on him to start the process of removing the recently elected sheriff from office.
Tuesday's drama played out a day after the sheriff was sentenced to three months' probation for a New Year's Eve confrontation with his Venezuelan soap star wife, Eliana Lopez, who has publicly defended her husband and refused to support the legal and political case against him.
But Lopez abruptly cancelled a news conference of her own Tuesday morning, after an explosive Op-Ed letter appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle from Mirkarimi's and Lopez's neighbor, accusing the couple of pressuring them to destroy evidence and lie to police.
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nancy pelosi’s district. war on women. does it get any more embarrassing than this for criminal democrats and phony outrage?
almost the bewitching hour..
Lee to Mirkarimi: Resign by 5 p.m. or face charges
i bet if he called someone a fag, he’d be out in a heartbeat. war on women in the Democrat Party, wages on.
This guy is being railroaded out of office for purely political reasons. The bruise on his wife's arm is an excuse, not a reason.
Compare this to Hayashi, who was caught red handed stealing $2,500 dollars worth of clothes from a SF department store. Yet no one is asking for her resignation.
SF Mayors Call To Resign Rebuffed By Convicted Sheriff Mirkarimi
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) Embattled San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, who was convicted of a domestic violence-related charge, on Tuesday rebuffed an ultimatum from Mayor Ed Lee to either resign or face removal from office.
Mirkarimis lawyer Lidia Stiglich, speaking to a reporter shortly before Tuesdays 4 p.m. deadline imposed by the mayor, said her client would not step down as sheriff.
IF he was asian or hispanic, he might have a chance.. we’ll see..
Looks like the Mercury News has reduced his 3 year probation to 3 months.
saw that, definitely a typo,, 3 years is part of the package.
Mayor says he’ll suspend Mirkarimi as sheriff
San Francisco — Mayor Ed Lee is suspending Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi from his post, the first step toward removing him from office permanently for official misconduct.
“He has chosen not to resign and now I must act,” Lee said in a 5 p.m. news conference today. He said the sheriff’s actions “fell below the standard of decency and good faith” needed for public officials.
Mirkarimi pleaded guilty last week to a misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment for an incident involving his wife on New Year’s Eve.
Lee named Vicki Hennessy to serve as interim sheriff. Hennessy last ran the Department of Emergency Management after a career in the Sheriff’s Department, where she retired as chief deputy.
Good, I’m glad this city is imploding. I’m glad they have an elected Sheriff who beats his South America Novela star wife, I’m glad he needs to pay a price, I’m glad the mayor is in a jam.
GLAD, GLAD, GLAD OF IT ALL!
The Lefties are trying to ruin this country, but now they have become so twisted they are eating their own tails.
Our President and his wife have seen fit to let their 13 year old daughter go to Mexico for spring break.
How twisted and deluded are all these people?
But we’re the freaks, the morons, don’t you know?
Since when does the Sheriff answer to a Mayor?