Mirkarimi Recall Effort Takes Shape

Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi addresses a rally of his supporters as his wife, Eliana Lopez, cheers him on before the Board of Supervisors' hearing on whether or not to suspend him permanently.

Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi addresses a rally of his supporters as his wife, Eliana Lopez, cheers him on before the Board of Supervisors' hearing on whether or not to suspend him permanently.

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Today SF Gate reports that a group of women with major financial backing is working to recall Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.

Mirkarimi was reinstated by the Board of Supervisors last month after a drawn-out hearing regarding his suspension stemming from a New Year’s Eve altercation with his wife.

Distric 6 Supervisor Jane Kim, one of four supervisors who voted to reinstate the sheriff, said she would support a recall effort. District 9 Supervisor David Campos said that he has not made a decision as to whether or not he would support a recall effort. “I do have questions about the ability of Sheriff Mirkarimi to effectively do his job,” he said in a conversation with Mission Local last month. “We just have to wait and see what he does, how he performs. I believe in restorative justice, but restorative justice requires that person to take responsibility and act in a way that [demonstrates that] they are changing themselves.

Hear what people in the Mission thought of the vote to reinstate Mirkarimi here.

Read the SF Gate article about the recall effort here.

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