S.F. Supervisors To Vote On Mirkarimi's Future
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will decide Tuesday whether to vote Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi out of office. In anticipation of that decision, domestic violence activists gathered at City Hall Monday to demand the sheriff's removal for bruising his wife’s arm during an argument.
Among the two dozen activists was Andrea Shorter from the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women. Shorter says Tuesday’s vote will measure the effectiveness of decades of activism.
“We have engaged the board of supervisors not just over this issue in terms of the removal of the sheriff. But that has taken years to make sure that they understand as an institution, the important of ending domestic violence, and that everybody plays a critical role," Shorter says.
The city’s Board of Ethics voted four to one that Mirkarimi’s actions amounted to official misconduct. Nine of 11 supervisors must vote to approve that finding, to remove the sheriff from his post.