Just did my regular check of the documents in the Ethics Commission case against San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarim. The City Attorney has submitted two pieces of video as exhibits for tomorrow's hearing that will feature testimony from Mirkarimi's wife, Eliana Lopez. The first is Mirkarimi making light of the media attention, in his Inaugural address January 8th. The second is a short clip from an I-Team report in which the sheriff's attorney, David Waggoner, questions the credibility of next door neighbor Ivory Madison. She admits urging Lopez to make a video of a bruise and contacting police against Lopez' wishes. In the clip, Waggoner talks about the comic book Madison wrote, years before the scandal erupted.
You can see our full original report here. I've left a message with the City Attorney's Office to find out how they plan on using the clip, but have not heard back. I'll update when I do.
Lopez' attorney, Paula Canny, also requested an interpreter to be present for tomorrow's testimony. During our interview in her hometown of Caracas, Venezuela, it was apparent Lopez has a command of the English language, but sometimes is unclear about specific expressions.
I'll be attending Wednesday's Ethics Commission hearing; I'll send updates on Twitter @dannoyes.