Acting Nassau County District Attorney Joyce Smith described the accusation as “credible, deeply troubling, but not criminal under New York law.”
Acting Nassau County District Attorney Joyce Smith announced former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will not face charges for allegedly touching a state trooper at a racetrack in 2019:
Smith started investigating Cuomo after the incident appeared in state Attorney General Letitia James’s report detailing accusations against Cuomo from 11 women.
Cuomo resigned in August.
From The Associated Press:
According to James’ report, the trooper said Cuomo ran the palm of his left hand across her stomach, to her belly button and then to her right hip, where she kept her gun, while she held a door open for him as he left an event at Belmont Park on Sept. 23, 2019.
The trooper, a member of Cuomo’s security detail, told James’ investigators that Cuomo’s conduct made her feel “completely violated because to me, like that’s between my chest and my privates.”
James’ report said that although the trooper was upset by Cuomo’s unwanted touching, she did not feel she could do anything about it, telling investigators: “I felt completely violated. But, you know, I’m here to do a job.”
Smith described the accusation as “credible, deeply troubling, but not criminal under New York law.”
Smith could only investigate this accusation because it fell within her jurisdiction.
The state trooper made other accusations against Cuomo, but those happened in other places in New York.DONATE
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