Emotional Video of SF Sheriff's Wife Is Released

By: Ja'Mein Beale - Thu, 31 May 2012 13:17:17 -0800

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - City Attorney Dennis Herrera's office has released an emotional video showing the wife of embattled San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi discussing a confrontation between the couple on New Year's Eve.
Mayor Ed Lee argues that the video is a key piece of evidence needed to remove Mirkarimi from his job. A crying Eliana Lopez says in the Jan. 1 clip released Thursday that Mirkarimi mistreated her multiple times and that he's a "very powerful" man who could take away their toddler son.
Lopez also points to a bruise on her right bicep where she claims Mirkarimi grabbed her. The video was shot by their neighbor Ivory Madison, whose call to police prompted an investigation.
Lee suspended Mirkarimi shortly after Mirkarimi pleaded guilty to misdemeanor false imprisonment in March.
Lopez's attorney has said repeatedly that showing the video will humiliate her client's family.
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