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Judge puts hold on video evidence in Mirkarimi trial

Friday, March 2, 2012

imageA judge in San Francisco Superior Court’s appellate division today put a hold on evidence that may be introduced in Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s domestic violence trial involving communication between the sheriff’s wife and the woman she talked to about the alleged abuse. That means a delay in the proceedings until the court can rule on the admissibility of videotapes that Eliana Lopez, the sheriff’s wife, made with and were later revealed by neighbor Ivory Madison.

Add: Attorneys for Lopez claim the evidence, showing a bruised Lopez a day after the New Year’s Eve incident, falls under attorney-client privilege. It’s likely to be at least next Friday before a decision on the matter. The Chronicle quotes Justin Goodwin, an attorney for Lopez, as saying “I don’t know what they can do besides pick a jury.”

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