ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York City police have balked at Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro's request to investigate Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Molinaro tried to file a police report at a Manhattan precinct Wednesday alleging that Cuomo broke the law by allowing former aide Joe Percoco to use a state office after he left state service.

Percoco was convicted of accepting bribes earlier this year. Trial testimony indicated that Percoco worked from his state office even after he resigned to lead Cuomo's 2014 re-election campaign.

Molinaro says police instructed him to contact the state attorney general — something he says he's already done. Molinaro has also sued the state ethics commission for allegedly refusing to investigate Cuomo.

Cuomo has denied knowledge of Percoco's misdeeds and said Percoco only used the office while he transitioned to the campaign.