Tuesday San Francisco News Roundup
Sheriff Mirkarimi’s License Suspended Due To Unreported Incident in October
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s driver’s license has been suspended by the Department of Motor Vehicles for failing to properly report an accident that occurred in October, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s department announced Monday evening.
Mirkarimi only learned of his suspended license Monday, according to spokesman Kenya Briggs, and that happened as a result of media inquiries.
Mirkarimi is still allowed to drive for employment duties, however, according to Briggs.
The incident in question reportedly occurred Oct. 2, 2014, while Mirkarimi was driving a city-owned vehicle. No one was injured and the city’s car wasn’t damaged, but Mirkarimi gave his personal insurance information to the other driver, Briggs said.
Mirkarimi reported the accident to his insurance company, who said they would take care of it, and his “coverage has always remained in effect,” according to Briggs.
In June, a San Francisco police officer issued Mirkarimi a traffic citation. That’s been resolved, but the sheriff was not advised of any problems with his driver’s license during that process, Briggs said.
Mirkarimi is working to resolve the problems with his license, and reportedly trying to determine why his insurance company didn’t submit a report to the DMV. He is “expediting the resolution,” according to Briggs.
Further details about the nature of the incident that led to the suspension of Mirkarimi’s license, or when that suspension went into effect, were not immediately available.
Two Men Injured in Mission Shooting
Two men were taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries Monday night after a shooting in San Francisco’s Inner Mission, according to police.
The incident was reported around 10:15 p.m. Monday, and responding officers found a crime scene in the vicinity of Bartlett and 24th streets.
Two victims, both described as men in their 20s, ran from the scene. One was located at 24th and Mission streets. Another was located at 24th Street and South Van Ness Avenue, according to police.
Investigators believe the suspect or suspects may have been in a vehicle, but there is no suspect description available and no arrests had been made as of 11 p.m., police said.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Mission Station Investigation Team at (415) 558-5400. Anonymous tips can be called in at (415) 575-4444.
Today’s Weather Forecast
Today will be mostly cloudy with patchy fog and drizzle in the morning. Highs will be in the 60s and southwest winds will reach 10 to 15 miles per hour.
Tonight will be partly cloudy in the evening and then become mostly cloudy with patchy fog after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 50s and west winds will reach 10 to 15 miles per hour.
Wednesday will be cloudy in the morning with patchy fog and then become sunny. Highs will be in the 60s to lower 70s and west winds will reach 5 to 15 miles per hour.