UPDATED 6:25 PM PT – Friday, October 29, 2021
The Albany County Sheriff defends his decision to file misdemeanor charges against former Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
On Friday, Sheriff Craig Apple said his office has an “overwhelming amount of evidence” leading him to believe the sexual misconduct allegations against Cuomo are true. The complaint alleged Cuomo forcibly touched a woman under her blouse in December of 2020.
However, Apple said as far as a conviction goes, it’s really going to come down to a jury, judge and the District Attorney’s Office.
“Our investigators have sifted through hundreds of documents, if not thousands, executed several search warrants and interviewed numerous witnesses, including our victim. As a result of all that information, a packet was sent down to Albany City Court for review. As a result of that review, a criminal summons was issued,” said Apple.
Apple said Cuomo is due in Albany City Court on Nov. 17, where he will be processed and assumingly released.
Andrew Cuomo could face an arrest warrant if he doesn’t show up for November 17 court date for misdemeanor charge of forcible touching, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 29, 2021