This is the situation this month, July 2012.
And this here is what CW Nevius was saying all the way back in March:
“My sense is that Mayor Ed Lee will probably announce today that he’s charging Mirkarimi with official misconduct, a move that seeks to remove the sheriff from office by sending him before the Ethics Commission before the ultimate showdown before a tribunal – the Board of Supervisors.
“This move has no downside for the mayor.”
That sounded stupid then and it especially sounds stupid now.