Mayor Lee’s Statement on Official Misconduct Hearings
“I am pleased that the members of the Ethics Commission, following a careful review of the evidence, and in the face of a sustained campaign to distract and misdirect them from the facts, agreed with me that Ross Mirkarimi’s actions constitute official misconduct and fall below the ethical conduct we expect of the sheriff, our top law enforcement officer.
It is now up to the 11 members of the Board of Supervisors to carefully weigh the evidence before them and consider the facts around Ross Mirkarimi’s official misconduct. The members of the Ethics Commission have sent a powerful message and strong case to the Board of Supervisors for why Ross Mirkarimi is unfit to serve the people of San Francisco as Sheriff.
I thank the Ethics Commission for their service and thoughtful deliberation. They have fulfilled their Charter mandated duties and we can now continue to move forward in these official misconduct proceedings.
I would like to thank City Attorney Dennis Herrera and his team for their counsel and hard work.”