SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After months of speculation and scrutiny, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors is expected to vote on whether to permanently remove the city's suspended sheriff from office.
Tuesday's decision on Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's fate comes nearly two months after the San Francisco Ethics Commission recommended upholding an official misconduct charge against him.
It would take at least nine votes from the 11-member board to oust Mirkarimi. Five members are up for re-election.
Mayor Ed Lee suspended the sheriff without pay in March, then sought to remove him after Mirkarimi pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment. The charge was related to a New Year's Eve argument between Mirkarimi and his wife, who suffered a bruised bicep.
Prosecutors originally charged Mirkarimi with misdemeanor domestic violence and other charges.