Statement from Mayor London Breed on Need for Accountability in Larry Baer Incident
Today Mayor London N. Breed issued the following statement regarding the conduct of San Francisco Giants President Larry Baer in the recent recorded altercation with his wife. Several leaders from San Francisco’s domestic violence community have sent a letter to the Commissioner of Major League Base
“When the incident first occurred involving Larry Baer and his wife, the San Francisco Police Department immediately began an investigation. That investigation is ongoing, but regardless of the outcome, Major League Baseball needs to send a message that any and all acts of violence against women is unacceptable.
The letter written by several respected women leaders in our domestic violence community echoes an all too familiar reality where incidents involving violence against women are not met with true accountability. While Mr. Baer has apologized and expressed remorse for his behavior, it does not excuse his actions and it does not erase what transpired. Mr. Baer’s actions were serious and wrong. We are a City that loves and supports our San Francisco Giants, and that means holding our organization and its leaders to the highest of standards.
Every little girl, every woman should be able to attend a Giants game with a clear sense of the organization’s values. I share in the call to action by the women who have written the Commissioner calling for greater accountability. There must be a stronger public reaction and response to violence against women in our City and our country.”