New York City – State Senator Liz Krueger released the following statement today regarding allegations made by Lindsey Boylan of sexual harassment by Governor Cuomo:

“All credible allegations of sexual harassment must be taken seriously and given a thorough, transparent, and independent investigation. Unfortunately, the most obvious body to undertake such an investigation — JCOPE — is compromised and ineffective. I have proposed what I believe to be the most effective, long-term solution: passage of my constitutional amendment to create an independent investigative body for these purposes. Absent that, we may be forced to depend on JCOPE, where the Governor’s appointees will need to be excluded from voting against an investigation.”