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Suspended SF Sheriff argues domestic violence case

Suspended SF Sheriff disputes DA's domestic violence case against him By The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ' Suspended San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi is disputing prosecutors' version of the events that led to domestic violence charges against him, saying much of the District Attorney's case was a fabrication.

Mirkarimi gave interviews to the San Francisco Chronicle and KQED on Wednesday.

He was accused of bruising the arm of his wife, a Venezuelan actress, during a dispute on New Year's Eve, and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor false imprisonment last month.



But Mirkarimi told the Chronicle (http://bit.ly/I4LKy1) he inadvertently bruised Eliana Lopez's arm in an effort to shield his son from her and guide her back into the passenger's seat to calm a dispute. He said the couple was arguing during a car ride after Lopez said she wanted to take their son to Venezuela for an extended stay.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com


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