With so much community concern about street violence in the city of Buffalo, a local preacher is taking a close look at what is happening. He has determined that homicide education is part of the answer.
Two Erie County lawmakers are pleading with local law enforcement to help stop violent murders in Buffalo. County Legislature chairwoman Betty Jean Grant and lawmaker Tim Hogues are calling on the Buffalo Police, County Sheriff's Department and State Police to collaborate. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says Grant is urging them to attend a summit on July 17th to discuss violence.
The city has launched the Buffalo Police Department's annual summer foot and bike patrols. WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports officers will be located at specific areas throughout each of the city's five police districts to help make streets safer.
WBFO'S Eileen Buckley reports on foot & bike patrols.
Buffalo Police arrested and charged a second suspect Thursday in the murder of an Airport Taxi cab driver. 55-year-old Mazen Abdallah was shot to death inside his cab on Norfolk In March. 16-year-old Sean Austin of Buffalo was arraigned on murder and robbery charges in Erie County Court.
WBFO'S Eileen Buckley reports on second arrest in cab driver murder.
Police agencies, both local and federal, conducted raids Wednesday morning at the Commodore Perry Homes in Buffalo. Several arrests were made and a large quantity of crack cocaine and several guns were confiscated.