Government Is Claiming No Responsibility for Kate Steinle’s Death
In May, CPM filed a lawsuit against the City and County of San Francisco (“CCSF”), ex-CCSF Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, and the United States Government for the death of Kate Steinle, who was shot and killed on July 1, 2015 by an undocumented criminal with a government-issued handgun. The undocumented criminal was also in CCSF custody before being released onto the streets of San Francisco without any notice given to ICE. CPM has alleged that each government entity failed Kate. If any of them had acted with ordinary care and followed their mandatory obligations under the law, then Kate would still be alive. Each government entity disagrees and has filed a motion to dismiss the case. The case is being handled by Frank Pitre, Alison Cordova and team.