SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Ethics Commission has rejected a request by suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi to postpone sending his case to the Board of Supervisors until after Election Day.
Commission Chairman Benedict Hur on Thursday denied the request, calling Mirkarimi's arguments "speculative."
Mirkarimi's attorneys argued Monday that the board's vote on whether to permanently remove him from office should not occur while many of them are running for re-election and may face political scrutiny.
Mirkarimi was suspended without pay in March after pleading guilty to misdemeanor false imprisonment related to a New Year's Eve fight with his wife, Eliana Lopez, who suffered a bruised arm.
Prosecutors originally charged Mirkarimi with misdemeanor domestic violence and other charges. The commission voted 4-1 to recommend upholding a misconduct charge against Mirkarimi last month. Hur was the dissenting vote.