Ross Mirkarimi Hearing: City Attorney Releases Initial List of Witnesses to Testify

Mayor Ed Lee's legal strategy to expel suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi is taking shape as expected. Today his legal team released an initial list of fact witnesses for the Ethics Commission hearing.

The witness list seeks testimony from, among others, Mirkarimi's ex-girlfriend Christina Flores, his neighbors Ivory Madison and Abraham Mertens, Mirkarimi's campaign manager, Linnette Peralta Haynes, and Mirkarimi's wife, Eliana Lopez. Lopez is currently in Venezuela, the document notes, and “when Ms. Lopez returns, we do not expect her cooperation.”
The City Attorney's Office also plans to question members of the Sheriff's Department who worked alongside Mirkarimi as he transitioned from being a city supervisor to his taking office as the county's new sheriff in January. The mayor has made the case that Mirkarimi was unofficially, but effectively, in office when he grabbed and bruised his wife's arm in a December 31 domestic dispute — an incident for which Mirkarimi pleaded guilty to false imprisonment.

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