NY Governor’s Police Unit Overhaul

12 06 2008

The state police unit that protects and travels with the governor will be overhauled in an effort to ensure that governors do not exert improper influence over the troopers or compromise their security decisions, one of several officials briefed on the changes said on Tuesday.

The overhaul follows a year of scandal and tragedy for the unit, known as the executive services detail, an elite team that has close access to the governor and has come under intense scrutiny recently. The unit faced sharp criticism in March after revelations that Gov. Eliot Spitzer had sex with a prostitute while traveling on an official trip.

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