Updated: January 19, 2021 11:08 PM
Created: January 18, 2021 05:52 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Democratic Caucus of the Monroe County Legislature has called for an independent investigation into Legislator Ernest Flagler-Mitchell.
Flagler-Mitchell, a member of the Black and Asian caucus, has been accused of misconduct by Lakaya Sinclair, who says that he sent an explicit picture to her.
Flagler-Mitchell did not deny the allegations but said it was a mistake that he's taken responsibility for.
The Democratic Caucus sent the letter below to Monroe County Legislature President Joe Carbone Tuesday, claiming his ability to look at the matter is compromised:
It concludes by saying, "At a time when trust in our government is at historic lows, it is important that we operate with transparency and integrity. Therefore, we request an independent review of the facts."
The democratic caucus released the following statement Monday:
"Legislators hold a position of trust, and we are obligated to hold ourselves accountable. Tomorrow we will formally request that Monroe County Legislature President Joe Carbone investigate the serious and disturbing allegations of misconduct by Ernest Flagler-Mitchell, made by Lakaya Sinclair, who showed courage in coming forward."
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