Mirkarimi request to delay supes decision denied

September 13, 2012 5:37:52 PM PDT
Suspended San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi had another setback Thursday. The city Ethics Commission denied a request by Mirkarimi's lawyer to delay the Board of Supervisor's decision on his future.

Mirkarimi wanted to wait until after the November elections. His lawyers contend some supervisors will feel political pressure to fire him so they can get re-elected.

But Thursday afternoon, the Ethics Commission said Mirkarimi's petition is based on pure speculation, so they denied it.