Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi

Kate Steinle Family to Sue S.F. Sheriff, Govt. Agencies

The family of slain San Francisco resident Kate Steinle announced plans Tuesday to pursue legal action against San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and two government agencies for the murder, allegedly by an illegal alien, that drew the attention of the nation and spurred the introduction of “Kate’s Law.”

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Willie Brown Criticizes S.F. Sheriff’s Extreme Sanctuary City Policy

San Francisco’s first black mayor, Willie Brown, slammed San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi Friday for “doubling down” on his department’s extreme version of sanctuary city policies–policies that released a five-time deported, seven-time convicted felon just two months before the he shot and killed 32-year-old Kate Steinle, according to the suspect’s own jailhouse confession.

Willie Brown (David Paul Morris / Getty)

SF Sheriff Blames ICE for Illegal Immigrant Release in Murder Case

Friday at a press conference  about the sanctuary city procedures some say are responsible in the shooting death of Kathryn Steinle allegedly by five-time deportee and convicted felon Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, San Francisco Co. Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi laid the blame

Friday at a press conference  about the sanctuary city procedures …

S.F. Sheriff Blames ICE for Confessed Killer’s Release

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi held a press conference Friday morning under the premise of setting the “record straight” on the details of local government policies and the series of events in the case of accused killer Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez.

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Feinstein Blasts S.F. Sheriff but Promotes Obama’s Executive Amnesty

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein penned a letter to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee blaming the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department for not handing over five-time deportee and seven-time convicted felon Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez to federal immigration officials. Lopez-Sanchez confessed to killing 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle on July 1, though he has pleaded not guilty.


S.F. Sheriff Had Own Criminal Record Expunged at Time of Sanchez’s Release

When San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi released Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez from jail on April 15, he was likely focused on expunging criminal charges from his own record–charges that had been downgraded from “domestic violence” to “false imprisonment” after he had initially pleaded guilty in 2012 to false imprisonment over “a spat with his wife, Eliana Lopez, during which he bruised her arms.”