San Francisco’s New Sheriff Accused of Domestic Violence

Posted by Chris Morales on Wed, Feb 01, 2012 @ 08:23 AM
sheriff accused of domestic violence

The new sheriff of San Francisco, Ross Mirkarimi, has been accused of domestic violence. The alleged reportedly took recourse to violence on his wife during an argument on New Year ’s Eve. Mirkarimi is expected to appear for a trial next month. A hearing has been scheduled before that on February 16th.

Federal Court ordered Mirkarimi to Stay away from Wife and Kid

50 year old Mirkarimi has been asked to stay away from his wife and son by a federal court. Speedy proceeding has been requested by the accused so that he can re-unite with his family soon. The alleged will contest the court order of staying away from wife and son, sometime this week.

Lopez Denies she was Subject to Domestic Violence

36 year old Lopez, Mirkarimi's wife, denied the occurrence of domestic violence on New Year’s Eve. However, Lopez was reportedly seen with a bruise on her upper arm after the incident. According to court reports, Lopez went to her neighbor’s house on New Year’s Day complaining of domestic abuse.

The neighbor videotaped Lopez’s words on her request. It has been mentioned by the victim in the recording it was not the first time that her husband became violent during a heated argument. She also stated that she made the video so that Mirkarimi is not able to take her son away.

Police was informed by Lopez’s Neighbor after Three Days

The police was informed about the entire issue three days after the tape was made. Lopez’s neighbor called the police. A domestic violence case was filed against Mirkarimi after 5 days. He has also been charged with child endangerment as the incident happened in the presence of his 2 year old son.

Christopher Morales is an experienced San Francisco Criminal Lawyer. For a consultation with a San Francisco Assault, Battery Lawyer regarding cases related to domestic violence, contact us. 

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