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Mirkarimi’s suspension becomes official

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

imageVicki Hennessy was sworn in as interim sheriff by Mayor Ed Lee around 2:20 this afternoon after Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s suspension became official with the filing of misconduct charges against him. There was none of the high drama of a day ago, when Mirkarimi vowed to fight his ouster as sheriff and the mayor declared that he would press for his removal. Mirkarimi did not show up at the office, the Chronicle says.

Add: Now begins the next phase of the Mirkarimi political circus. Next stop is the Ethics Commission, which must do its fact-finding. Ultimately, nine of 11 members of the Board of Supervisors will have to uphold the misconduct charges against Mirkarimi in order for him to be forced from office.
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