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San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi leaves court after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment on Monday, March 12, 2012, in San Francisco. In exchange for the plea, prosecutors dropped a domestic violence charge and two other misdemeanor counts stemming from a New Year's Eve incident involving Mirkarimi and his wife Eliana Lopez. (AP Photo/San Francisco Chronicle, Noah Berger)

SF sheriff sentenced for false imprisonment

A contrite and emotional San Francisco sheriff Ross Mirkarimi apologized March 19 for a domestic violence incident with his wife after a judge sentenced him to one day in jail and three years of probation, and ordered him to attend an anti-domestic violence program.