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NYSP superintendent announces abrupt retirement amid controversy

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In a sudden development, Acting State Police Superintendent Steven Nigrelli of New York announced his resignation, slated to be effective from October 6, following the withdrawal of his candidacy for a permanent role by Governor Kathy Hochul.

This abrupt leadership change comes in the wake of several allegations asserting that Nigrelli was involved in harassing and abusive behavior towards fellow employees. Gov. Hochul’s office announced that following the decision to not consider him for the permanent position, Nigrelli informed them of his decision to retire after serving 32 years in the State Police.

Nigrelli, who oversaw more than 5,000 law enforcement members, had been serving as the acting superintendent of the State Police since October 19 of the previous year.

The abrupt retirement and the preceding events have stirred up considerable attention, focusing on the internal dynamics and leadership of the State Police.

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