Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi Pleads Guilty to False Imprisonment
San Francisco sheriff Ross Mirkarimi pleaded guilty Monday to false imprisonment in a domestic violence case involving his wife, a Venezuelan actress.
Under the plea agreement, Mirkarimi was fined $590 and sentenced to three years of probation and a year of anger management. He will also be required to take parenting classes, according to NBC Bay Area, citing prosecutors. In exchange, San Francisco prosecutors dropped a domestic violence charge and two other misdemeanor counts they filed in January against Mirkarimi, 50, in connection with the New Year’s Eve incident in the couple’s Western Addition home.
Sentencing is scheduled for Monday, the report said.
He previously pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence battery, child endangerment and dissuading a witness after being accused of grabbing his wife in front of their toddler son New Year’s Eve.
The plea was entered in a San Francisco courtroom.
In a brief appearance before the judge, Mirkarimi apologized to his family, the Sheriff’s Department, the people of San Francisco. He also apologized to Ivory Madison, a neighbor who made a videotape of his wife, Eliana Lopez, showing bruising on her biceps and tearfully describing her husband grabbing her in front of their son.