San Fran­cisco’s sher­iff sen­tenced to pro­ba­tion

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SAN FRAN­CISCO | San Fran­cisco’s sher­iff has been sen­tenced to three years’ pro­ba­tion and must un­dergo a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence pro­gram for a New Year’s Eve dis­pute with his wife.

Sher­iff Ross Mirkarimi’s sen­tence Mon­day was part of a deal struck with prose­cu­tors over al­le­ga­tions that he bruised his wife’s arm.

Sher­iff Mirkarimi ini­tially faced mul­ti­ple misdemeanor charges, in­clud­ing do­mes­tic vi­o­lence bat­tery. That could’ve landed him in prison for up to a year, if con­victed.

In­stead he pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of false im­pris­on­ment. The move came af­ter a round of pre­trial tes­ti­mony about his love life and images re­leased of his tearful wife, Eliana Lopez, with the bruised bi­cep.

Sher­iff Mirkarimi still could face po­lit­i­cal reper­cus­sions. Mayor Ed Lee has said he’s con­sid­er­ing whether to at­tempt re­mov­ing the sher­iff from of­fice.

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