Troopers PBA Remains Quiet About Leadership Shakeup

ALBANY — The recent leadership shakeup at the labor union representing several thousand state troopers followed allegations of widespread policy violations, including undisclosed conflicts of interest and questionable financial and hiring practices, according to interviews with people familiar with the matter and internal documents.

But it remains unclear whether the New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association will report any alleged misconduct to an outside agency or enlist forensic auditors or other external investigative services to examine the issues. The union declined to respond to numerous written questions about the internal strife and its business practices; its response to the Times Union was a short and vaguely worded statement issued through a new public relations firm recently retained by the PBA.

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