San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks and Undersheriff Carlos Bolanos, who had participated in a law enforcement relay run in Las Vegas on April 21, were discovered at a Las Vegas brothel that night during "Operation Dollhouse," a series of raids by local and federal authorities that followed a two-year prostitution investigation.
Munks and Bolanos were briefly detained and questioned but were not among the six people -- five men and one woman -- arrested by police at the brothel.
Lt. Lisa Williams of the San Mateo County Shefiff's Office said some county vehicles were taken to Las Vegas for the relay.
Sheriff Munks issued a statement (see below), but refused to answer more questions. Click here for a recent story: Web Link
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Following is the statement of Sheriff Greg Munks on April 24, 2007:
"I want to apologize to my family, the Sheriff's Office and its fine men and women, and to the people of San Mateo County for my lack of judgment and the undue attention and embarrassment this incident has caused.
"I believed I was going to a legitimate business. It was not.
"Both the Undersheriff, who was still outside when the authorities arrived, and I fully cooperated with the investigation. We were questioned and released.
"I would not, nor did I, break any laws. Neither did the Undersheriff.
"I hold myself to a high standard and am personally embarrassed by this mistake.
"While this is a personal embarrassment to me, it will not interfere with the important work of the Sheriff's Office on behalf of the people of San Mateo County. I ask for your cooperation in returning the focus of this office to addressing the important public safety challenges that face our community. Thank you."