Joseph D’Amico

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, speaking in Manhattan, announces a July 4th crackdown on texting while driving - July 3, 2013 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Gov. Cuomo Announces Holiday Crackdown On Distracted Driving

Cuomo’s holiday message to distracted drivers is “the State Police are going to be watching the road even when you’re not and especially when you’re not.”

07/03/2013

Drugs Seized In Queens (credit: Handout)

Prosecutors: Over $2M In Heroin, Crystal Meth Seized From Queens Drug Trafficking Trio

Miguel Mercado-Guelen, Henry Nunez and Diego Estevez were arrested last month in the Bronx after an alleged drug and cash exchange, prosecutors said.

05/20/2013

This image was taken from an AT&T documentary showing the dangers of distracted driving. (credit: AT&T)

New York State Lawmakers Consider Total Ban On Cell Phones While Driving

Right now, you need a hands-free device to use your cell phone. What is under consideration would be an all-out ban on use of your cell phone behind the wheel.

02/13/2012

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: AP Photo/Mike Groll, Pool)

Cuomo ‘Shocked’ By Raises For 28 Top NY Troopers

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he was “shocked” to learn 28 top officers in the state police got raises of more than $20,000 last month as some 900 state workers were facing layoffs.

01/12/2011

New York Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo (Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

Cuomo Picks Investigator To Head NY State Police

Joseph D’Amico, who oversees 300 criminal and civil investigators, joined the attorney general’s office in 2007.

12/22/2010