State Trooper Dane Pfeiffer told state specialists it was not really his plan to get moved toward the North Country in the wake of getting hot and weighty in the spring of 2020 with Cara Kennedy-Cuomo – the little girl of then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo – while working gubernatorial security.
“On paper I chipped in, however no, I would rather not go up there, at absolutely no point ever need to go there in the future,”
Pfeiffer said of the sleeping quarters in Plattsburgh, as per a 32-page report delivered Friday by state Inspector General Lucy Lang.
The report – which affirmed past revealing by The Post – adds that Pfeiffer said he was “voluntold” to look for an exchange from Cuomo’s security detail, bringing about a two-hour drive to and from his new workplace.
State Police Superintendent Kevin Bruen – then working as a first deputy superintendent – told investigators Pfeiffer
“was in love with the girl. And I cut him a break.”
“We were dealing with a potential boyfriend/girlfriend dispute that could have been — you have a Trooper who has a gun. You have a Trooper who fears that he could be losing his job. He could . . . have his career ruined over this. What’s going through his head? How is he gonna react?”
another trooper later explained to IG investigators.
Pfeiffer told internal investigators that he
“had not furthered his relationship while on duty”
and has maintained that he did nothing wrong because state police do not have a policy explicitly barring members from having sexual relations with the people they protect.