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Ross's due process? San Francisco Board readies for vote on Sheriff Mirkarimi
by KPFA Evening News/Ann Garrison, 10.06.2012
Sunday Oct 7th, 2012 11:57 AM
On Tuesday, 10.09.2012, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote on whether to overturn the popular election of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. What is due process, also known as fairness, in this case? KPFA spoke to Mirkarimi attorney David Waggoner.
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Former District #5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi won a majority in 7 of 11 of the City and County of San Francisco's voting districts, to become the County Sheriff in November 2011.  In January 2012,  he took the oath of office, but then served only briefly before San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee suspended him and asked the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to permanently remove him with charges of "official misconduct" related to a heated New Year's Eve argument with his wife, Venezuelan actress Eliana Lopez.