Sheriff-in-limbo Ross Mirkarimi says that if the Board of Supervisors decides to permanently boot him from office, he just might appeal the case, according to media outlets.
After an all-day meeting last Thursday, the Ethics Commission decided in a 4-1 vote that the sheriff committed official misconduct when he bruised his wife's arm during a domestic dispute last New Year's Eve. Although the commission could not agree on a formal recommendation to the Board of Supervisors pertaining to his fate as the sheriff, Mirkarimi doesn't have much reason to be optimistic.
The Board of Supervisors will ultimately decide whether or not to fire Mirkarimi as sheriff. Until then, he remains suspended without pay.
So, why would Mirkarimi keep fighting this on, especially after his own attorney, Shepard Kopp called this whole thing an “unnecessarily protracted dog-and-pony show?”