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Mirkarimi wants his trial away from San Francisco

Monday, March 5, 2012

imageAnytime an elected official accused of a crime seeks a change of venue away from the folks who elected him, it’s not a good political sign. But then Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi may have few options. The Chronicle’s City Insider column says lawyers for the sheriff today asked for a change of venue in his domestic violence trial, even as jury selection got underway. DA George Gascon’s office hasn’t taken a position yet.

Still ahead: a decision on whether video of Mirkarimi’s bruised wife, Eliana Lopez, is admissible.
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