Acting State Police superintendent to step down after probe into harassment allegations

Acting State Police Superintendent Steven Nigrelli resigned Friday after learning he would not become the permanent leader following an investigation into harassment allegations.

The Times Union reported that Nigrelli decided to step down after the conclusion of an investigation by the State Office of Employee Relations found that he mistreated employees, including women. There was no evidence of any criminal conduct.

Gov. Kathy Hochul confirmed in a statement through a spokesperson that Nigrelli had submitted his papers to retire after a 32-year career. His resignation is effective Oct. 6.

The position has gone through some turnover. Former Superintendent Kevin Bruen resigned last October after reports came out that he failed to discipline human resources director MaryEllen Tedesco because they had a close working relationship. Tedesco had been the subject of many complaints.