Filner expected to resign in sex harassment lawsuit deal

Filner expected to resign …

[trib_ndn vid=25059171]SAN DIEGO — Although details of a mediation deal in Mayor Bob Filner’s sexual harassment lawsuit have not been announced yet, it is increasingly clear that the settlement includes his resignation from office.

Filner was seen Wednesday night loading boxes into an SUV parked outside City Hall — and driven by a San Diego police officer, part of the mayor’s security detail — apparently after saying farewell to his staff and cleaning out his office.

A special election would be held to fill the mayor’s post. Filner would be the fourth of the last seven San Diego mayors to leave midterm, all for different reasons.

Bob FilnerPete Wilson resigned in 1983 after being elected to the U.S. Senate. Roger Hedgecock was ousted in 1995 by his felony conviction for conspiracy and perjury. Dick Murphy resigned in 2005 because he thought it best for the city to have a fresh start in…

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