Allegations against former New York governor Andrew Cuomo have been found to be “credible” by the Westchester Country District Attorney, but charges will reportedly not be filed. DA Miriam Rocah issued the statement on Tuesday.
The statement on the Andrew Cuomo investigation reads that a female state trooper, labeled Trooper 1, alleged that “when Cuomo was the Governor” and she was “a member of his detail and on duty at his home in Mount Kisco…”
The Trooper alleged that at one point she asked Cuomo if “he needed anything and he responded by asking her if he could kiss her.” She was “concerned about the ramifications of denying the Governor’s request and so she said ‘sure.'”
The report continues that Cuomo “kissed her on the cheek” and made remarks about how he wasn’t supposed to do that. “A second woman,” the statement continues, “has alleged… that Cuomo grabbed her arm, pulled her toward him, and kissed her on the cheek without seeking permission.” This was during at event at White Plains High School.
While the investigation “found credible evidence to conclude that the alleged conduct in both instances described above did occur,” the DA’s office has declined to “pursue criminal charges due to the statutory requirements of the criminal laws of New York.”
The DA’s office indicates that civil action could still be a potentiality. Rocah’s office went on to thank NY Attorney General Letitia James for her “collaboration and cooperation.”