According to the story the woman was rather adament about persuing the order of protection until Paterson's call and the "counseling" of the State Police.
The head of the state police actually claims this a service they often offer people in cases they have nothing to do with. No word on whether he managed to keep a straight face while saying this.The State Police superintendent, Harry J. Corbitt, said he was told of the episode within 24 hours after it occurred. He confirmed that a state police officer had met with the woman, even though the episode occurred in the jurisdiction of the New York Police Department. He said the visit was made only to tell the woman of her options, including seeking counseling.
“We never pressured her, at least what I was advised; we never pressured her not to press charges,” said Mr. Corbitt, whom the governor appointed. “We just gave her options.”Well, Mr. Corbitt, you should be fired. And prevented from every again wearing a badge. And every jackass in a position of authority in that agency who's had a hand in this bullshit should be treated the same.
Effing New York.