SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The family of Kate Steinle plans to file a claim to hold San Francisco sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement, and the Bureau of Land Management responsible for her death.
Steinle was shot and killed in July on Pier 14 along San Francisco’s waterfront.
Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant who had been released from jail in April by Sheriff Mirkarimi, is charged with Steinle’s murder.
Mirkarimi refused to hold Lopez-Sanchez for ICE, citing San Francisco’s sanctuary city law.
The gun used in the shooting was stolen from a Bureau of Land Management ranger’s car in June.
Steinle’s family plans to hold a news conference Tuesday morning.
The Sheriff has released the following statement:
“While Sheriff Mirkarimi can’t comment on potential litigation, he continues to extend his deepest sympathy to the Steinle family for their loss.”