Eliana Lopez Responds to Release of Emotional Video Showing Her Bruise

(Update 12:50 p.m.): Eliana Lopez responds to the video release. Read after the jump:

The Chronicle has obtained the incriminating video that everyone has been waiting for — the one Eliana Lopez made the day after her husband, Sheriff-in-limbo Ross Mirkarimi, bruised her arm in a domestic dispute.

The 45-second video, taken by Lopez's neighbor Ivory Madison, shows Lopez crying and explaining how she got the bruise on her arm and how “this is the second time this is happening.”

The video was obtained by police with a search warrant, and has become the key evidence in the case against Mirkarimi, who pled guilty to misdemeanor charges of false imprisonment in connection to the Dec. 31 domestic dispute. The video has been hidden from the public until now.

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