Governor Kathy Hochul has confirmed that her office is investigating New York State Police Superintendent Kevin Bruen.
According to the Times-Union of Albany, the counsel’s office has been directed to look into allegations swirling around Bruen.
He took over 15 months ago, and has been accused of shielding a former Human Resources official from internal complaints due to a close relationship.
They are also investigating posts made on private social media websites reserved for current and former state police members.
For now, Bruen remains on the job. He’s been working from his office at the division headquarters in Albany.
“This is an individual I inherited,” Hochul told the Times-Union, speaking to Bruen’s holdover status from the Cuomo administration. “I will gather all the facts and I will make a determination,” she continued. “I’m not prepared to sit here and say I’m going to fire somebody until I have the evidence necessary. I’ve heard of allegations. And I’ll tell you a lot of people say things about me on websites, too. I think everybody’s owed the investigation, which is ongoing at this time.”
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