Latest New York Attorney General's Office News

No charges in NY fatal crash involving sleeping deputy

Apr. 15, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy who fell asleep at the wheel of a patrol vehicle near the Vermont border and slammed into another car head-on, killing the other driver, will not face criminal charges, New York's attorney general said Thursday. Susan Harrington,...

EXPLAINER: Why outside prosecutors review killings by police

Apr. 14, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A white former police officer is being charged with second-degree manslaughter in the killing of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, just three days after the Black man was shot during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb. The swift probe...

NRA exec sheltered on borrowed yacht after mass shootings

Apr. 07, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — After school shootings that left dozens dead in recent years, National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre said the resulting outrage put him in such danger that he sought shelter aboard a borrowed 108-foot (32.92-meter) yacht. During a deposition, the...

Woman says Gov. Cuomo forcibly kissed her cheeks in 2017

Mar. 29, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York woman said Monday that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo grabbed her face and kissed her cheek at her home during a visit to inspect local flood damage, becoming the latest woman to accuse the embattled governor of inappropriate behavior. ...

Report finds no crime in police restraint, death of NY man

Mar. 19, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Law enforcement officers will not be criminally charged in the death of a Black man who became unresponsive and died after being restrained on the ground, but the response was "cause for serious concern,” the state attorney general's office said Friday. ...

Nessel declines GOP request to probe nursing home deaths

Mar. 15, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel on Monday declined Republicans' request to investigate whether nursing home orders issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer led to COVID-19 deaths or if related data is inaccurate, citing a lack of evidence that any law was violated. ...

NY attorney general to probe fatal police shooting of teen

Mar. 09, 2021 14:04 PM EST

JAMESVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general will investigate the death of a teenager who was shot by police near Syracuse last week, Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday. The move by state officials to investigate the death of 17-year-old Judson...

NY attorney general names team that will investigate Cuomo

Mar. 08, 2021 22:43 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Attorney General Letitia James on Monday appointed a former federal prosecutor and an employment lawyer to investigate allegations that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed female aides. Joon Kim, who was the acting U.S. attorney for the...

Claimed value of sleepy NY estate could come to haunt Trump

Mar. 08, 2021 16:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s sleepy by Donald Trump’s standards, but the former president's century-old estate in New York's Westchester County could end up being one of his bigger legal nightmares. Seven Springs, a 213-acre swath of nature surrounding a Georgian-style...

Impeachment? Vindication? What comes next in Cuomo probe

Mar. 04, 2021 17:23 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s attorney general has promised a thorough investigation of allegations that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed at least two women. But if the investigation finds evidence of wrongdoing, what then? Who gets to decide what discipline, if...