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A suspended Buffalo Police officer accused of roughing up a drug suspect while in police custody last year was found not guilty of all charges against him Thursday in State Supreme Court.

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Buffalo's Common Council has to have its amended version of Mayor Byron Brown's budget back on his desk Tuesday. Council President Darius Pridgen says it is likely to be noticeably different from the original.

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The name of Buffalo Police Lt. Craig Lehner was read among 199 officers added to the National Peace Officers' Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.

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The two companions of the Lancaster teacher who died over the weekend in a boating accident were both off-duty Lancaster police officers.

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Lt. Craig Lehner has been added among the names of dozens of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty on the State of New York Police Officers' Memorial in Albany.

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A 19-year-old man is in critical condition at Erie County Medical Center after being struck by the SUV of an off-duty Buffalo Police detective on her way to work.

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Public safety divers like the Buffalo Police underwater recovery unit are supposed to take their training slow. For example, experts say the norm in training how to dive in swift currents is to start in water that’s moving somewhere between one and four knots. But on the day Officer Craig Lehner trained in the Niagara River last October, the currents were eight to 12 knots.


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Buffalo Police Deputy Commissioner Kimberly Beaty is leaving the department after 31 years.

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A chaotic scene emerged in North Buffalo Thursday night after a house exploded into flames on Covington Road.

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A dead body and a suspicious missing person case are keeping area police busy Friday.

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State police are continuing to investigate a deadly accident last week where a woman walking on Hertel Avenue was struck and killed by a Buffalo police officer responding to a call.

The investigation continues into an alleged shooting and the police chase that followed it, ending with one man dead and another injured.

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While many were wearing green during Sunday's St. Patrick Day parade, 26 patrol officers from Buffalo's B District were wearing body cameras for the first time, with mixed results according to the department.

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Investigations are underway into the death of Buffalo Police officer Craig Lehner, who lost his life during a training exercise with the Underwater Recovery Team. Using Freedom of Information requests to gain access to department records, Daniela Porat of Investigative Post has raised concerns about the officer's death in the Niagara River. Porat discussed the story during her appearance on WBFO's Press Pass.


A former Buffalo Parks seasonal worker has pleaded guilty to stabbing a dog.

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Buffalo has a new police commissioner, with the Common Council unanimously approving and then swearing in Byron Lockwood for the department's top job. Lockwood replaces Daniel Derenda, who retired to take a private-sector post.

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Mayor Byron Brown is scheduled to deliver his 12th State of the City address Thursday afternoon, in what he says will be another rallying call for "revitalization and opportunity" in Buffalo.

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Officer Craig Lehner’s death in October during a training dive for the police Underwater Recovery Team in the Niagara River brought about an outpouring grief. Investigative Post’s reporting suggests inadequate training and equipment contributed to Lehner’s drowning.


A Buffalo man has been sentenced to five years in prison, plus five years of post-release supervision, for attempting to run down two police officers with his car.

Buffalo Police are investigating a multi-vehicle accident Monday morning that sent two female police officers to the hospital.

Two Buffalo police officers have been cleared of wrongdoing in the shooting death of an unarmed man who was trying to flee the scene following a traffic stop in May of 2017.

Troubled East Lovejoy bar closed following shooting

Jan 28, 2018
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Buffalo Police have temporarily shut down an East Lovejoy Street bar following an early morning shooting Saturday.

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Former Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda has taken a job with a Florida-based private security company.

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A big change is coming to the Buffalo Police Department. In an overnight press release to media, Mayor Byron Brown announced the abrupt retirement of BPD Commissioner Daniel Derenda.

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A day after the Buffalo Police Department ordered an end to overtime for special details patrolling Chippewa Street and elsewhere, a fight broke out early Sunday involving a man who fired a gun into the air over the entertainment district. He was arrested late Monday, but the president of the police union says ending the details was a major mistake.

Following an early morning house fire on Manhattan Avenue in the City of Buffalo, one woman is dead, her daughter burned, and the man she lived with – a "person of interest” – is in critical condition.

Buffalo Police warn of possible impersonator

Jan 3, 2018

Buffalo Police are warning of a suspected police impersonator making the rounds.

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An investigation is underway after a woman was shot in the city of Buffalo at Sunday morning.

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9,000 tickets have been distributed for the new USS Little Rock’s commissioning ceremony on Saturday. That will mean long lines, wait times, and tight security in cold temperatures. Here’s what you need to know if you’re planning to attend.


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An investigation into the death of a Buffalo man who died while in police custody has resulted in no criminal charges against the two city police officers involved. The decision brought out protesters to Buffalo Police headquarters, who said they were marching for justice.

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