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A man charged in a fatal shooting inside Buffalo's Anchor Bar has been convicted on unrelated federal firearm and drug charges. 

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Buffalo's Common Council voted Tuesday to pay just over $4 million to settle two major lawsuits against the city.

As is the case in most police departments, Buffalo's Internal Affairs unit reviews complaints against its officers. Beyond that, however, the type of independent oversight found in many communities is lacking in Buffalo. As Daniela Porat of Investigative Post outlines on WBFO's Press Pass, a citizens review commission has been rendered ineffective and city lawmakers appear to have little political appetite for the issue.


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What started out as a routine escort of a college basketball team from Buffalo Niagara International Airport turned into a desperate race to Erie County Medical Center to save the life of a nearly frozen infant.

With 15 homicides recorded since the star of the year, including three on New Year's Day, the City of Buffalo is having its deadliest start to a year in a decade. The mayor is assuring the public that police are working long hours to gather information for breaks in unsolved cases.


Buffalo Police will be going into harm's way a little better armed and a little better protected, after Tuesday's action by the Common Council.

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Three young men were shot in a drive-by Monday afternoon at Genesee Street and Eller Avenue.

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A small number of citizens turned out to ask real questions of real cops about how policing works in Buffalo, during a meeting sponsored by Masten District Common Councilmember Ulysees Wingo.

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Kiarre Harris of Buffalo is making a federal case out of home-schooling her two children.

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While Buffalo mayor Byron Brown delivered his annual State of the City Address inside the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center on Friday afternoon, protesters outside spoke against him and the city's police department as they rallied in memory of a young man who recently died after being arrested by officers.


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Monitoring police conduct has become a pressing issue in recent years across the nation. Many cities have responded by increasing civilian oversight. But as Daniela Porat with our partner Investigative Post has found, there is little effort to hold police accountable in Buffalo.


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About 70 protestors gathered Thursday night in front of Buffalo's B District Police Station  at Main and Tupper streets to voice concerns over the death of Wardel "Meech" Davis. The 20-year-old man died Tuesday night while in police custody.

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A spokesman for the Buffalo Police Department said Wednesday morning that investigations by more than one agency are underway following the death of a 20-year-old Buffalo man who was being taken into custody overnight.


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Buffalo Police are continuing to investigate a fatal Friday night shooting.

Police, race and religion discussed at ECC forum

Feb 2, 2017
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Erie Community College's city campus played host Wednesday to a forum known as "Pulled Over," during which participants discussed how to educated one's self on their rights in relation to police encounters. They were also advised on what to do, and what not to do, in the event an officer initiates a traffic stop for some other business.

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Buffalo Police say a 10-year-old boy was struck by a Buffalo Police car at Niagara Street and Porter Avenue Tuesday morning.

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As downtown Buffalo has evolved in recent years, so too has the way Buffalo Police do their job to keep streets and people safe. The chief of the Police Department's downtown B District shared some of his thoughts at a guest appearance inside the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library central branch on Wednesday.


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On a cold, windy and snowy night, around two dozen people were inside the Erie County Emergency Operations Center talking about giving life, using naloxone to overcome the fatal overdose effects of opioids. As fatalities have continued to rise, the number of people wanting to learn how to use the drug spray also has increased. 

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Thousands of people are expected downtown Saturday night to ring in the New Year. All systems are go for Buffalo's 29th annual Ball Drop.


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A former Buffalo police officer has been sentenced to three months in prison and three months home confinement for his part in the scuffle that ended in the fatal injury of William Sager Jr. at Molly's Pub in May of 2014.

A former Buffalo police lieutenant has pleaded guilty to deprivation of rights under color of law in federal court.

BPD warning about stranger danger downtown

Nov 4, 2016

Buffalo Police are investigating a complaint by a 14-year-old girl who was approached by a man, trying to get her into his van.

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Buffalo Police have quickly arrested four teenagers in connection with an early-morning assault of a 64-year-old man behind the downtown Buffalo library.

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A Buffalo Common Council member has joined the ranks of those conducting a silent protest during a traditional national recognition. Masten District representative Ulysses Wingo raised his first during the Pledge of Allegiance at Tuesday's Council meeting.


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Buffalo State College has sent out a suspicious person warning to all students. Police are looking for 51-year-old Willie Caldwell in an attempted burglary and stalking that occurred Wednesday morning at the off-campus residence of a female student.

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While Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda says they are close to making arrests in several recent shooting cases, they are still in need of information which can help bring the shooters to justice. Friday in Mayor Byron Brown's office, rewards were announced for several still-unsolved cases.

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The City of Buffalo is offering a $2,500 reward for information about the shooting of an 8-year-old boy.


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A young man stands accused of attempting to shoot a Buffalo Police Officer in the city’s Schiller Park neighborhood, and his actions have taking on a greater significance.

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Buffalo Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in the Kensington-Bailey neighborhood.

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Residents of South Buffalo are taking action after learning that a "White Lives Matter" rally has been planned for Cazenovia Park on Saturday. 

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