Domestic violence conviction removed from San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's record

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Monday, April 20, 2015
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Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi said a news conference April 10, 2015 that he requested an FBI probe into recent inmate escapes and allegations of gladiator-style fighting among inmates.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A San Francisco judge has approved a request from San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi to remove a domestic violence misdemeanor conviction from his record.

In his petition, Mirkarimi noted that his three year probation ended on March 19 and he successfully complied with all terms without a problem. People convicted of misdemeanors routinely have their crimes expunged from the record if they stay out of trouble.

Mirkarimi was arrested in 2012 for bruising his wife's arm during an argument. A video showing the injury was given to police who launched a criminal investigation. Mirkarimi cut a deal with prosecutors to avoid jail time. He is now in a tough re-election battle.