ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the investigation says New York Gov. David Paterson will not face criminal charges for his role in a top aide’s domestic violence case.
The person says retired Judge Judith Kaye will release a report Wednesday outlining tampering allegations against the Democratic governor. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the report was not yet public.
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After the confrontation between David Johnson and his then-girlfriend Sherr-una Booker last Oct. 31, Paterson called Booker and later endorsed a press statement that said the incident was not violent.
Booker filed a police report saying Johnson choked her, threw her against a mirror and tried to rip her Halloween costume off. After the Paterson call, she did not show up for court, and the complaint was dropped.