‘‘We must interpret this provision (of official misconduct) narrowly or open the door, open the door wide for potential abuse,’’ Supervisor David Campos said before his vote.
Anti-domestic violence groups, which had called for Mirkarimi to step aside, were crestfallen and angered by the vote Tuesday.
‘‘I think they are wrong,’’ said Kathy Black, executive director of La Casa de las Madres. ‘‘It sends a terrible message that domestic violence is not a serious problem and that we don’t take it seriously in San Francisco.
‘‘We deserve a law enforcement official who meets the highest standards.’’