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Statement from Mayor Walsh

June 29, 2016

Mayor's Office

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Mayor's Office

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today released the following statement:    "I am deeply concerned about these allegations. It is a great privilege to serve in City Hall and I will not allow anyone to squander that privilege. I expect everyone to perform at the highest ethical standards. There is no room in my Administration for the type of behavior that is alleged here.

That is why I have called for an independent ethics training program for all of the City's department heads.  And its why I have outside counsel looking into how these events have been managed. We need to ensure that the right practices are in place and the right safeguards. We are having a panel of experts review how things are done and help improve policies. I will not pre-judge anyone's guilt or innocence. Nor will I tolerate anything less than the highest ethical standards."