Manhattan, NY - Former Governor Paterson's Request For Security Rejected
Manhattan, NY - State police officials have rejected ex-Gov. David Paterson’s request for a full-time, taxpayer-funded security detail.
“He is not going to be assigned a detail perse,” said state police Lt. Glenn Miner. “We’re assessing intelligence on an ongoing basis to see whether security is needed or not needed at any particular time.”
A state police source said Paterson won’t be accompanied by troopers past midnight, when his term ended.
Paterson, who is legally blind, has complained about reentering private life after having aides and security assist him at every step over the past four years.
He has even joked about attending retraining classes at the Helen Keller Services for the Blind.
Paterson last night told New York 1 that his tenure as governor was “my highest privilege.”
“I think it is a good time for me to leave,” he added. “My service is complete.”
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