Images: Mayor Under Fire

Bob Filner's term as San Diego mayor began Nov. 7, 2012 after his opponent conceded.

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Bob Filner appears in court on Tuesday, Oct. 15 to plead guilty to three criminal charges including misdemeanor battery and felony false imprisonment.
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Filner, who appeared tan, has been spending the time since his resignation jogging, undergoing therapy and discussing the recent scandal with friends according to his attorney.
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His attorney said Filner hopes the recent misconduct he admitted to in court doesn't tarnish his legacy of public service.
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At one moment, Filner scanned the courtroom to look in the direction of the television camera.
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Former allies of Bob Filner (L-R): Marco Gonzalez, Donna Frye and Cory Briggs sit down with NBC 7's Gene Cubbison to discuss the Filner scandal.
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Attorney Gloria Allred (flanked by Filner accusers) offers up her parting gifts to the mayor on his last day in office.
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Marilyn McGaughy claims Mayor Bob Filner "violated her space" and made unwanted sexual advances during an event at an elementary school on May 17.
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Recall volunteers gathered days after Filner's resignation and invited city officials Kevin Faulconer and Jan Goldsmith (pictured left).
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Mission Bay Park District Manager Stacy McKenzie describes how she says Bob Filner touched her at a family event.
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Mayor Bob Filner's resignation letter, signed on August 23, 2013.
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Embattled Mayor Bob Filner just minutes before his resignation speech before San Diego City Council on August 23, 2013.
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Filner announces his resignation on August 23, 2013.
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NBC 7 speaks with Filner accuser Peggy Shannon during the special City Council meeting on August 23, 2013. Shannon sat in the back of the room and watched Filner give his resignation speech.
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Filner announces his resignation on August 23, 2013.
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Recall Bob Filner organizer Michael Pallamary attended the meeting at City Council chambers on August 23, 2013. He was there to witness Mayor Bob Filner's resignation speech.
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Filner announces his resignation on August 23, 2013.
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Filner just moments after announcing his resignation.
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Filner just moments after announcing his resignation.
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Councilmembers listened to about an hour of public comment before heading into closed session to consider the deal.
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Councilmember Faulconer estimated the 7 members of the council (all but Sherman and Cole) would take approximately 60 to 90 minutes to discuss the deal.
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Filner accuser Laura Fink also shared a statement during the the public comments phase.
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Mayor Bob Filner's office on August, 23, 2013. All was eerily quiet on the day the mayor was expected to resign.
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News media gathers at City Hall in San Diego on August 23, 2013. Embattled Mayor Bob Filner is expected to resign following a closed session meeting with the City Council.
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News media gathers at City Hall in San Diego on August 23, 2013. Embattled Mayor Bob Filner is expected to resign following a closed session meeting with the City Council.
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News media gathers at City Hall in San Diego on August 23, 2013. Embattled Mayor Bob Filner is expected to resign following a closed session meeting with the City Council.
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News media gathers at City Hall in San Diego on August 23, 2013. Embattled Mayor Bob Filner is expected to resign following a closed session meeting with the City Council.
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San Diegans -- some with signs in support of Filner -- gather in downtown San Diego Friday, August, 23, 2013.
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Bronwyn Ingram appeared with attorney Gloria Allred to say she hopes the city of San Diego will heal following Filner's resignation.
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People in Mission Bay saw San Diego Mayor Bob Filner running in their community on Thursday afternoon shortly after it was reported he agreed to resign in a deal with city leaders.
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The image of Bob Filner outside City Hall on Wednesday evening captured by a councilmember's chief of staff.
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A still image from the video posted by a Councilmember Sherman staffer on Aug. 21. What may be one of the last images of Filner as mayor captured outside City Hall.
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(L-R) Faulconer, Goldsmith and Gloria leave mediation on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013.
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For the first time in weeks, an NBC 7 news crew was able to ask Mayor Filner a question on camera when he appeared outside City Hall on Wed. Aug, 21.
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Tara Jones, Dianne York, John Cox at a news conference on Aug. 21, 2013. York was accusing the mayor of an unwanted sexual advance.
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The Cardiff Kook was dressed up as San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. The mayor has faced sexual harassment accusations during the last month.
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Sign posted at the bottom of the Cardiff Kook said, "Big Bobby Fil, Out for a Thrill."
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The group at the negotiations table on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 hammering out an agreement to pay for legal fees in exchange for Filner's resignation.
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Mayor Filner met with key stakeholders Monday, Aug. 19 in a mediation session. None of the participants would disclose what was discussed.
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(L-R) Todd Gloria, Jan Goldsmith and Kevin Faulconer outside the building where mediation talks with Mayor Bob Filner took place Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.
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Gloria Allred with her client Irene McCormack Jackson following the mediation session in downtown San Diego Monday, Aug. 19.
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Jan Goldsmith smiles while talking with reporters outside the AT&T Building downtown on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.
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The petition drive to collect more than 100,000 valid signatures to put a recall on the ballot kicked off Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.
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A supporter of Mayor Bob Filner appeared Sunday at the rally organized by those demanding the mayor resign.
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Attorney Gloria Allred speaks at the podium Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 and stands with alleged victims Peggy Shannon (L), Katherine Ragazzino (R) and Michelle Tyler (far right)
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Just one of the signs at the anti-Filner rally held n Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.
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The message in the sky over San Diego Friday wasn't a wicked witch on a broom. The radio station stunt could be seen across the county including Rancho Bernardo, Mission Valley and downtown San Diego.
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Viewers sent in images from around the county to let NBC 7 News know the anti-Filner message has "reached new heights."
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San Diegan Peggy Shannon, 67, claims she was harassed daily while working at City Hall.
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Mayor Filner's Chief of Staff Lee Burdick claims she made the decision not to allow one-on-one meetings between Filner and women.
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Several Hooters restaurants in San Diego display a sign announcing Mayor Filner is not welcome as a customer.
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The Body Shop in the Midway District posts signs suggesting Mayor Filner is not welcome as a customer.
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Allred and McCormack Jackson smile with members of the media while waiting for an elevator in a downtown office building.
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Irene McCormack Jackson was questioned by investigators with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department on Monday, August 5, 2013.
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Attorney Gloria Allred answered questions in downtown San Diego Monday.
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Assem. Lorena Gonzalez (D) 80th District admits she found Filner creepy long before the scandal broke. The comment was made at Politifest 2013.
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Rene Esteill-Sombright claims Filner was relentless when they met at a charity fundraiser in La Jolla in June 2013.
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(L-R) Allred, Tyler and Ragazzino appeared in front of the media Tuesday in downtown San Diego.
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(L-R) Stampp Corbin, Elisa Brent and Michael Pallamary announce they will join forces to recall Mayor Bob Filner.
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The eight women who have come forward and accused Filner of inappropriate behavior. Images of the accusers from KPBS interviews of victims along with NBC 7 news footage. Top L-R: McCormack Jackson, Roscoe, Rose, Fink. Bottom L-R: Curtin, Froman, Gattas, Bernie-Cloward.
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Marilyn Monroe impersonator Emily Gilbert claims Filner made unwanted sexual advances when she met him at a December 2012 fundraiser.
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In a Conan O'Brien comedy skit -- Filner got a point for allegedly sexually harassing at least eight women who have publicly come forward, while only two women said they have sexted with Weiner.
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Curtin appeared on KPBS July 30 and provided what may be the most stomach-turning allegation against Filner to date.
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Filner Chief of Staff Lee Burdick appears on MSNBC to discuss the scandal but has refused to grant local television interviews.
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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner as he announces he will undergo intense therapy in response to sexual harassment allegations.
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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner as he announces he will undergo intense therapy in response to sexual harassment allegations.
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Filner at the noon news conference in which he announced his decision to enter rehab.
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At a meeting for SANDAG early Friday, Mayor Filner appeared to be disinterested and dozing.
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At one point, his eyes darted back and forth before his eyelids closed.
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At a morning meeting of SANDAG, Mayor Bob Filner appeared to be asleep or fighting to stay away.
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Ronne Froman spoke to KPBS about an incident with Filner several years ago.
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Froman used her finger to show how the mayor allegedly stroked her chin after a meeting with her and her colleagues.
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Joyce Gattas, dean of SDSU's College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, said she’s had various interactions with Filner in which he held her too tight, kissed her cheek or touched her knee.
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Laura Fink spoke with reporters outside a meeting of San Diego County Democrats Thursday, July 26, 2013.
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Sharon Bernie-Cloward, president of the San Diego Port Tenants Association, described a situation in which she said the mayor grabbed her buttocks.
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San Diego businesswoman Patti Roscoe, claimed Filner has put her in the now-infamous “Filner Headlock” several times and one time even slobbered down her chin.
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Filner avoided answering questions at an event Thursday morning in San Diego.
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Three women spoke out publicly in the span of three days (L-R) Morgan Rose, Laura Fink and Irene McCormack Jackson.
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Morgan Rose, a psychologist with the San Diego Unified School District, spoke to KPBS and accused then-Congressman Bob Filner of acting inappropriately. She was the third alleged victim of the mayor's scandal to speak publicly.
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Laura Fink was the second public accuser. She worked for Congressman Bob Filner in 2005. Fink tells NBC 7 she had an uncomfortable run-in when she says he asked her to turn around and then touched her backside.
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On Wednesday, July 24, Filner announced his new chief of staff would be Lee Burdick, formerly his director of legal affairs.
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Burdick will be in charge of enforcing a rule that Filner does not meet with women on his staff alone.
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Former mayoral communications director Irene McCormack Jackson was the first woman to come forward accusing Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment.
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McCormack Jackson (R) with her attorney Gloria Allred announced a lawsuit filed against the City of San Diego and Mayor Bob Filner.
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The suit alleges Filner told his director of communications she should work without wearing underwear, told her he loved her and asked when they would consummate their relationship.
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McCormack Jackson called her time working for Mayor Filner as the worst time of her working life.
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In 2007, United Airlines customer service representative Joanne Kunkel (L) filed an assault and battery complaint against then-U.S. Rep. Bob Filner after an incident at Dulles Airport. She told NBC 7 she was not surprised by the current scandal involving San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.
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On July 11, Donna Frye stepped up to the podium, surrounded by dozens of reporters and cameras, and outlined her reasons for asking for Filner's resignation.
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Marco Gonzalez - seen here at the July 11 news conference - said his client worked for Filner for 6 months.
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Filner appeared in good spirits at the Pride Celebration on Sunday.
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Donna Frye on July 15 said that Filner's behavior was not normal.
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Filner looking stern at a news conference called by City Attorney Jan Goldsmith in February 2013 at the start of the TMD debate.
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Making good on his promise to give neighborhoods more attention as mayor, Bob Filner suddenly -- sometimes miraculously -- began appearing at local events. His visibility spawned the Twitter trend, #FilnerEverywhere, which reporters used to document Filner sightings.
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Filner hops on a bike alongside school children on April 22, 2013.
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Images of Mayor Bob Filner
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Images from Bob Filner's mayoral inauguration on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.
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Images from Bob Filner's mayoral inauguration on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.
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Images from Bob Filner's mayoral inauguration on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.
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Filner poses with his fiancee and a supporter after voting.
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Bob Fliner showed up to vote in University Heights and proclaimed "It’s a great day, we're ready to take San Diego in a new direction." The Congressman arrived with his fiancé and city councilman Todd Gloria.
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San Diego mayoral candidate Bob Filner went to vote with city councilman Todd Gloria and Filner's fiance Bronwyn Ingram.
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Filner: "My constituents always come first. And integrity always comes first. And that's what guides me."
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Filner steps up to the podium to address the San Diego City Council, including City Council President Todd Gloria.
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The San Diego City Council holds a special meeting on August 23, 2013, in City Hall. Following public comment, the council will meet in a closed session to discuss a potential deal regarding embattled Mayor Bob Filner's resignation.
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City Council President Todd Gloria enters the meeting.
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The San Diego City Council holds a special meeting on August 23, 2013, in City Hall. Following public comment, the council will meet in a closed session to discuss a potential deal regarding embattled Mayor Bob Filner's resignation.
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San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith enters the meeting.
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News media sets their focus on the special city council meeting that could determine Filner's fate.
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City Council chambers in downtown San Diego.
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Councilmember Mark Kersey right before the meeting.
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The San Diego City Council holds a special meeting on August 23, 2013, in City Hall. Following public comment, the council will meet in a closed session to discuss a potential deal regarding embattled Mayor Bob Filner's resignation.
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The San Diego City Council holds a special meeting on August 23, 2013, in City Hall. Following public comment, the council will meet in a closed session to discuss a potential deal regarding embattled Mayor Bob Filner's resignation.
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The San Diego City Council holds a special meeting on August 23, 2013, in City Hall. Following public comment, the council will meet in a closed session to discuss a potential deal regarding embattled Mayor Bob Filner's resignation.
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The San Diego City Council holds a special meeting on August 23, 2013, in City Hall. Following public comment, the council will meet in a closed session to discuss a potential deal regarding embattled Mayor Bob Filner's resignation.
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The San Diego City Council holds a special meeting on August 23, 2013, in City Hall. Following public comment, the council will meet in a closed session to discuss a potential deal regarding embattled Mayor Bob Filner's resignation.
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A Filner supporter holds a sign in the crowd during a special council meeting in San Diego on August 23, 2013.
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About 40 people, including this man, were given a chance to speak before the San Diego City Council on August 23, 2013.
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Councilmembers Sherri Lightner and Kevin Faulconer listen to statements.
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About 40 people, including this man, were given a chance to speak before the San Diego City Council on August 23, 2013.
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About 40 people were given a chance to speak before the San Diego City Council on August 23, 2013.
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The San Diego City Council holds a special meeting on August 23, 2013, in City Hall. Following public comment, the council will meet in a closed session to discuss a potential deal regarding embattled Mayor Bob Filner's resignation.
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Recall organizer Stampp Corbin and former recall organizer Elisa Brent wait for their turns to speak before the council.
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Stampp Corbin, one of the organizers behind the campaign to recall Mayor Bob Filner, speaks to the council. "You have failed us," he said.
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Stampp Corbin, one of the organizers behind the campaign to recall Mayor Bob Filner, speaks to the council. "You have failed us," he said.
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Former recall organizer Elisa Brent speaks out in support of Filner's resignation from office.
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A South Bay woman who supports Mayor Filner takes a minute to speak before the council.
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The City Council listens.
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The meeting was packed with San Diegans and news media.
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Stampp Corbin, one of the organizers behind the campaign to recall Mayor Bob Filner, speaks to the council. "You have failed us," he said.
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All cameras on the City Council.
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About 40 people were given the chance to speak before the San Diego City Council regarding Mayor Bob Filner on August 23, 2013.
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One of the speakers who took the microphone during the public comment phase included Michael McCormack, brother of Filner accuser Irene McCormack Jackson.
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McCormack told the San Diego City Council that he had collected 524 signatures on his own for the Recall Bob Filner effort.
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McCormack told the San Diego City Council that he had collected 524 signatures on his own for the Recall Bob Filner effort.
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She spoke before the council, reminding them that she was a victim of Filner's alleged sexual harassment.
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Fink spoke before the council, reminding them that she was a victim of Filner's alleged sexual harassment.
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Fink finishes her statement.
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The other side of the meeting.
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The special meeting was packed with both Filner opponents and supporters.
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