By Luke Thomas
March 19, 2012, 11:16 pm
Eliana Lopez, the wife of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, will hold a press conference Tuesday at 12:00 pm, Fog City Journal can report.
“Eliana Lopez will have a press conference at noon tomorrow outside Bill Graham, Civic Center,” Lopez attorney Paula Canny confirmed via email.
Lopez is expected to tell the untold story of what happened on December 31 that led to an altercation between Lopez and her husband, an argument that resulted in Ms. Lopez sustaining a bruise on her right arm. Court documents paint a picture of a couple experiencing marriage difficulties with concerns over a possible divorce and child custody battle.
Lopez has maintained since charges were first filed against her husband in January, that Mirkarimi, who pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor false imprisonment last week and was formally sentenced today, is innocent; that a political element seized on an opportunity to destroy her husband and her family.
Mayor Ed Lee, who has yet to decide if he will move to suspend the Sheriff, met with Mirkarimi this afternoon at City Hall. It us understood, though not confirmed, that Lee asked Mirkarimi to consider resignation.
Lee is expected to make a public announcement about the case tomorrow, his spokesperson said.