DA: Cuomo won't face charges for allegations of unwanted kissing
Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo won't face criminal charges for two separate allegations of unwanted kissing, a county district attorney said Tuesday.
Driving the news: Though Westchester County District Attorney Mimi Rocah's office found evidence to back up the accusations, Rocah will not pursue charges due to New York law's statutory requirements.
What they're saying: "[A]lthough the allegations and witnesses were credible, and the conduct concerning, we cannot pursue criminal charges," Rocah said in a statement.
- "This conclusion is unrelated to any possible civil liability which is beyond the scope of a District Attorney’s jurisdiction, which focuses solely on criminal laws," she added.
- "We continue to recognize the bravery of the women and witnesses who have cooperated with law enforcement and we remain committed to supporting them and all survivors."