New York Gov. David A. Paterson committed no crimes but showed a lack of judgment when he contacted a woman who had accused one of the governor’s top aides of assaulting her, retired Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye concluded in a report released Wednesday.

A more than four-month investigation by Kaye found that “errors in judgment” were made by the New York City Police Department, the head of the governor’s State Police detail “and indeed by the Governor himself” in response to the reported domestic violence by his friend and aide David Johnson on Oct. 31, 2009.

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