Mayor Lee’s Statement on Official Misconduct Hearings
“The Ethics Commission made the right decision to reject Sheriff Mirkarimi’s attempt to distract from what these official misconduct hearings are really about: the crime of domestic violence to which Ross Mirkarimi himself pleaded guilty, and the various counts of official misconduct that relate to it.
From the beginning, I carefully weighed the evidence and considered the facts around Ross Mirkarimi’s offenses against his wife and against his office. The Ethics Commission has demonstrated its resolve to similarly fulfill its own Charter duties to do the same. It is time for Sheriff Mirkarimi to stop creating baseless sideshows, and accept responsibility for his actions and for his official misconduct.”