Scot Shafer should ask the tough questions, including the burning question San Francisco feminists have been asking since domestic charges were brought against Sheriff Mirkarimi: As Sheriff, will you support the adoption of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Model Policy on Domestic Violence (which prohibits persons such as yourself, who have been convicted of domestic violence, from the role of sheriff?) The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) represents the collective wisdom of law enforcement leaders around the world regarding domestic violence: convicted domestic violence offenders should not be permitted to assume gun-toting official roles. Ross Mirkarimi confessed and was convicted of false imprisonment of his wife -- which according to the model policy by the IACP means domestic violence. San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) WAS working with the Sheriff's office to adopt a policy on officers and domestic violence BUT since Mirkarimi returned to office those negotiations have completely stopped. If Ross Mirkarimi is truly going to act as a responsible sheriff, putting San Franciscans above his personal interest, then he should work to adopt the IACP policy even though it would preclude him from being sheriff.
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