Mirkarimi pleaded guilty to misdemeanor false imprisonment due to a domestic situation with his wife. He was not Sheriff at the time. He had been elected, but not sworn in.
There is a significant question as to whether or not Mirkarimi’s actions constitute “official misconduct” under the circumstances.
The board has never before actually acted to throw out an elected official. It is possible there will be a legal challenge if the board does attempt to remove him from office. He has been suspended without pay since the mayor initiated the action against him.
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