Statement on Phoenix Police Investigation of Mark Mitchell

Dear Friends, Supporters and Tempeans,

I have received numerous requests to comment on sexual abuse allegations against Mark Mitchell which have been investigated by the Phoenix Police Department. Their report requests he be charged with four felonies including Sexual Abuse.

I did not wish to comment on this but I am forced to because Mr. Mitchell is actually trying to blame our issues-based campaign for this chain of events.

This is sad and shameful.

Neither I nor anyone associated with my campaign had anything to do with the criminal investigation of Mr. Mitchell.

It is a serious issue and I have faith that law enforcement and the legal system will handle the matter fairly. Whatever the outcome, I hope that the rights of the accused and the accuser are respected. Mr. Mitchell should be given the rights every citizen has of presumed innocence and a rigorous defense.

But Mr. Mitchell does not have the right to blame the investigation on our campaign. He claims the allegations are politically motivated. This is outrageous. The Phoenix Police Department is a respected law enforcement agency and would not conduct a “politically motivated” investigation. The police report shows no contact between our campaign and investigators. Read it for yourself here.

We did not ask for a police investigation.

We have no knowledge of the accuser.

We do take offense at claims to the contrary.

We do take offense to Mr. Mitchell lying to police about not knowing the alleged victim as the report indicates.

Frankly, had Mr. Mitchell not falsely accused our campaign of playing a role in this criminal matter against him, we would not be sending you this message. We apologize for having to do so.

On May 15th, let’s elevate from these dark clouds to a brighter day for our community. Let’s take Tempe from good to great. Read more about my innovative agenda at www.monti4mayor.com. I ask for your vote.

Sincerely,

Michael Monti
Owner, Monti’s La Casa Vieja
Candidate for Tempe Mayor

 

Dear Friends, Supporters and Tempeans,

I have received numerous requests to comment on sexual abuse allegations against Mark Mitchell which have been investigated by the Phoenix Police Department. Their report requests he be charged with four felonies including Sexual Abuse.

I did not wish to comment on this but I am forced to because Mr. Mitchell is actually trying to blame our issues-based campaign for this chain of events.

This is sad and shameful.

Neither I nor anyone associated with my campaign had anything to do with the criminal investigation of Mr. Mitchell.

It is a serious issue and I have faith that law enforcement and the legal system will handle the matter fairly. Whatever the outcome, I hope that the rights of the accused and the accuser are respected. Mr. Mitchell should be given the rights every citizen has of presumed innocence and a rigorous defense.

But Mr. Mitchell does not have the right to blame the investigation on our campaign. He claims the allegations are politically motivated. This is outrageous. The Phoenix Police Department is a respected law enforcement agency and would not conduct a “politically motivated” investigation. The police report shows no contact between our campaign and investigators. Read it for yourself here.

We did not ask for a police investigation.

We have no knowledge of the accuser.

We do take offense at claims to the contrary.

We do take offense to Mr. Mitchell lying to police about not knowing the alleged victim as the report indicates.

Frankly, had Mr. Mitchell not falsely accused our campaign of playing a role in this criminal matter against him, we would not be sending you this message. We apologize for having to do so.

On May 15th, let’s elevate from these dark clouds to a brighter day for our community. Let’s take Tempe from good to great. Read more about my innovative agenda at www.monti4mayor.com. I ask for your vote.

Sincerely,

Michael Monti
Owner, Monti’s La Casa Vieja
Candidate for Tempe Mayor

 

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Comments

  1. Well, Michael , you surprised me again with your gutter tactics. the proper response from you and your campaign is that you will not comment on this since it is not relevant to this campaign. The incident is so far in the past and is very questionable29 years later. What’s next Michael? And to Joseph Lewis, please use some journalism ethics.

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