July 28th, 2010
01:53 PM ET
4 years ago

Report concludes NY governor committed no crime

 New York Gov. David Paterson should not face charges involving alleged attempts to cover up domestic violence claims against a former aide, according to a report issued Wednesday.
New York Gov. David Paterson should not face charges involving alleged attempts to cover up domestic violence claims against a former aide, according to a report issued Wednesday.

(CNN) – New York Gov. David Paterson should not face charges involving alleged attempts to cover up domestic violence claims against a former aide, a retired judge appointed to investigate Paterson's actions concluded in a report issued Wednesday.

The report said Paterson was guilty of "errors of judgment" but committed no crime.

Judge Judith Kaye, a former chief judge of the state appellate court, investigated whether Paterson interfered in the domestic violence case involving David Johnson, a former top aide.

In her report, Kaye said police officials and Paterson made some mistakes in handling the October 31 case involving Johnson and his girlfriend but broke no laws.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Dave

    His only crime is that he was not liked by Obama (competition within the sub-group of politicians???)

    July 28, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  2. Willy Brown

    Blind justice!

    July 28, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  3. Chessnutz of Liverpool NY

    I'm not surprised that again the nobles judged by the royal class has determined no further action is required when our above the law leadership is concerned.
    What is really depressing is that I have to live in this backwards state. A state where a librarian in NYC is paid $ 600,000.00 a year in salary, a convicted felon former state senate leader and comptroller are collecting large pensions but we can only balance the budget by laying off our teachers.

    Time for a new generation of elected officials to come in and clean this mess up.

    Vote all incumbents out this fall...

    July 28, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    You expected any OTHER decision???????

    July 28, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |