State troopers botched probe of trooper affair with Cuomo daughter: report

A state trooper who was romantically concerned with the daughter of disgraced former Gov. Andrew Cuomo ought to have been formally disciplined, in response to a report launched Friday by the state Inspector Normal’s Workplace. 

The affair — first revealed by The Put up in October 2020 — resulted in trooper Dane Pfeiffer being transferred from Cuomo’s safety element to a publish close to the Canadian border after the then-governor’s prime aide, Melissa DeRosa, introduced the difficulty to the eye of state police.

“The Inspector Normal doesn’t agree with [State Police Superintendent Kevin] Bruen’s conclusion that Pfeiffer’s conduct didn’t represent a violation of State Police guidelines warranting the initiation of formal disciplinary proceedings,” reads the 32-page report by watchdog Lucy Lang.

Governor Andrew Cuomo(L) and his daughter Cara Cuomo (R) at a press conference in the L train tube.
The state Inspector Normal’s Workplace concluded New York State Police ought to have disciplined trooper Dane Pfeiffer, who was relationship former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s daughter Cara Kennedy-Cuomo.
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The Put up reported on the time that Pfeiffer was not discovered to have dedicated misconduct and his switch to a state police station in Plattsburgh in Could 2020 was not labeled as official self-discipline on his file.

“Within the practically eighteen months that adopted, no personnel criticism quantity was assigned to the matter, the audio recordsdata of the 2 compelled statements [from Pfeiffer and a supervisor] weren’t correctly maintained, studies documenting the investigative steps taken in response to the criticism weren’t accomplished, nothing was entered into the PSB file administration system, and the Inspector Normal was not notified,” Lang wrote.

Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa, answers questions with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, during a news conference, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in New York.
Then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s prime aide, Melissa DeRosa, warned New York State Police about trooper Dane Pfeiffer’s affair.
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Kennedy Cuomo speaks onstage during the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Hosts 2019 Ripple Of Hope Gala & Auction In NYC on December 12, 2019 in New York City.
Cara Kennedy-Cuomo has not commented on her relationship with state trooper Dane Pfeiffer.
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New York State Trooper Dane Pfeiffer.
State trooper Dane Pfeiffer was transferred to a state police station in Plattsburgh, New York, with no official complaints.

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