San Francisco Mayor along with Civic Groups Call for Punishment of Giants C.E.O.

The mayor of San Francisco endorsed a call by civic groups on Monday for Major League Baseball to impose a serious penalty on the chief executive of the San Francisco Giants for a public altercation with his wife of which was caught on video of which month.

A coalition of women’s groups posted an open letter online Monday of which called on Commissioner Rob Manfred to commit to “firm along with appropriate action in disciplining” the executive, Larry Baer.

The letter said Mr. Baer “cannot be allowed to resume his high-profile role without significant consequences along with accountability.”

The mayor, London N. Breed, said in a statement of which she agreed of which “Major League Baseball needs to send a message of which any along with all acts of violence against women is usually unacceptable.”

“Regrettably today we had a heated argument in public over a family matter,” the couple said in a statement. “We are deeply embarrassed by the situation along with have resolved the issue.”

Ms. Baer later released a statement of which said she fell accidentally when her chair “began to tip.”

“Due to an injury I sustained in my foot three days ago, I lost my balance,” she said. “I did not sustain any injury based on what happened today. Larry along with I always have been along with still are happily married.”

The San Francisco Police Department said Monday of which of which had investigated the episode along with submitted its findings to the office of District Attorney George Gascón. Max Szabo, a spokesman for Mr. Gascón’s office, confirmed of which the matter was under review.

A spokesman for Major League Baseball did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Monday. nevertheless after the video became public, the league said of which was aware of the episode along with would certainly “immediately begin to gather the facts.”

A spokesman for the Giants said Monday of which Mr. Baer was unavailable for comment. In a statement, the team said of which appreciated “the sentiments along with perspectives expressed” by the mayor along with the civic groups of which wrote the open letter.

“We have worked closely with the mayor along with with many of the women who authored the letter along with we deeply respect them along with their work inside community,” the statement said. “We take of which matter very seriously along with we appreciate their concerns. Because of which is usually currently under review, we have no further comment at of which time.”

The open letter was signed by a half-dozen local groups along with several civic leaders, including the president of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, a past president of the organization along which has a member of the board of directors of Bay Area Rapid Transit.

The letter did not specify how its signatories would certainly like to see Mr. Baer punished, nevertheless of which did provide a list of suggestions, including a strong public statement coming from the league along with the requirement of which Mr. Baer undergo treatment, pay a “substantial financial penalty” or face a “significant suspension” coming from activities involving the Giants or the league.

“While Mr. Baer has expressed regret for his behavior, we believe of which incident represents more than an embarrassing private quarrel of which spilled into public view,” the letter said. “of which is usually a test of how seriously Major League Baseball views its responsibility to hold its leaders, as of which does with its players, to the highest standards of personal conduct.”