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Ross Mirkarimi’s mug shot, taken after his arrest on misdemeanor domestic violence, child endangerment, and dissuading a witness charges on January 13.

THE WOMEN: Ex-girlfriend Evelyn Nieves at an event with the then-supervisor in 2007.
(Luke Thomas)

Another ex, Christina Marie Flores, testifying before the board in March 2009.
(Luke Thomas)

Wife Eliana López, protesting a judge’s January order barring Mirkarimi from seeing his son.
(Joseph Schell/SF Examiner)

THE GAUNTLET: Mirkarimi trying to dodge reporters outside his home on the way to the Hall of Justice in January.
(Jeff Chiu/AP photo)

THE HAPPY FAMILY: Mirkarimi, López, and their son, Theo, celebrating at his swearing-in ceremony in January.
(Steve Rhodes)

Good Ross, Bad Ross

How did Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi—feminist pinup, legislative superstar, hero of San Francisco’s political left—fall so far so fast? Lauren Smiley unravels the story behind the story.