San Bernardino Police Officers Association Issues Statement on Chas Kelley Case

San Bernardino City Councilman Chas Kelley today resigned his seat, withdrew from the mayor’s race and pled guilty to felony perjury relating to false information on his campaign finance reports.

The following is the official statement of Steve Turner, president of the San Bernardino Police Officers Association:

“It is shameful and unfortunate that Chas Kelley abused his position in this way.  San Bernardino has enough problems to deal with.  Our city shouldn’t have to be concerned about the legal conduct of its elected officials, especially when it comes to money.

“Thankfully, Mr. Kelley is sparing the residents and taxpayers of San Bernardino greater hardship by admitting this crime, resigning from the City Council, and dropping out of the mayor’s race.”