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There is a petition drive expected soon aimed at getting armed and uniformed Buffalo Police officers out of city schools.

A shooting on Buffalo's East Side early Sunday morning left two people wounded.

Buffalo Police are investigating two shootings that happened about 10 p.m. Wednesday night and a dead body that was found in the Niagara River.

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The attorney for Buffalo activist Martin Gugino says her client, who was seriously injured during an encounter with Buffalo police in a Niagara Square protest on June 4, has been released from the hospital.

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A former Buffalo police officer and approximately two dozen peers stood outside Buffalo Police Headquarters Tuesday morning, announcing their proposed legislation that would require law enforcers step in to stop peers from committing acts of brutality, or face prosecution for failing to act.

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Mayor Byron Brown, on Monday, made his first comments about WBFO photos that show Buffalo police officers covering their name tags with tape while guarding the mayor’s Hamlin Park home.


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A Buffalo police lieutenant has been suspended and an internal affairs investigation is underway after a viral video showed him calling a woman filming him a vulgar term during an incident Sunday in a 7-Eleven parking lot.

A string of shootings over the weekend are the latest incidences of an increase in gun violence across the city in recent weeks.

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Buffalo Police are continuing to investigate an early Saturday morning shooting that sent a male victim to the hospital.

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A man seen on video being punched by a Buffalo police officer plans to file a lawsuit against the city.

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Members of the Buffalo Police Department covered their name tags while guarding Mayor Byron Brown’s house Wednesday evening, a dubious practice seen across the U.S. during the recent police brutality protests.

 

 


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The attorney for Martin Gugino, the 75-year-old protester who was injured after a push and fall during an encounter with Buffalo Police June 4, says her client continues to recover but is not yet ready to leave the hospital.

Buffalo Police are being accused of harassing a legal observer from the National Lawyers Guild at a downtown demonstration last week.

The first really hot weekend of the summer season  has resulted in a spike in gun violence in Buffalo, certainly the worst such violence seen here since the coronavirus pandemic began.  None of the shooting victims had died. But some are dealing with serious wounds.

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A 75-year-old protester who struck his head on the pavement after being shoved back by police remains hospitalized with a fractured skull.

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New York Attorney General Letitia James is conducting public hearings on the interactions between police and the public during weeks of mass protests across the state, including in Buffalo.


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Buffalo Police are investigating an overnight incident at a Delaware Avenue laundromat that injured a suspect after being tackled by an officer.

Buffalo Police are investigating a fatal accident involving a vehicle and a bicyclist.

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Recent protests over the death of George Floyd have pulled back the curtain on issues related to race in Buffalo. WBFO’s Madison Ruffo spoke with one city resident about his own experiences with racism. 


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The international spotlight has been on the Buffalo Police department in recent days. Much of that attention was ignited last Thursday when a protester was injured after he was pushed by members of the department's Emergency Response Team on the steps of City Hall. While she no longer covers the department, journalist Daniela Porat reflected on her previous reporting which highlighted a number of issues, including the use of excessive force and the lack of appropriate training.


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There are three different security forces in Buffalo's public schools and the board of education wants more information about how they mesh and what it all costs.


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Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood has suspended a civilian employee without pay and opened an internal investigation into what he called a "reprehensible" social media post.

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Protesters gathered around City Hall and the Erie County Holding Center Monday night calling for the release of Deyanna Davis, the driver of the vehicle that crashed into police on Bailey Avenue last week.

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said there are significant changes coming to the Buffalo Police Department, although he would not elaborate during a large gathering in MLK Park Sunday.

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In a moment of national reckoning over structural racism and police brutality against people of color, Buffalo residents are sharing personal stories of encountering police violence and discrimination.


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A video of Buffalo Police Department officers pushing an elderly white protester has been viewed more than 80 million times on Twitter. Mayor Byron Brown appeared on MSNBC. A CNN crew was at Niagara Square. 

 

The city of Buffalo has been thrust into the national spotlight of the police brutality protests, after WBFO captured video Thursday of two officers shoving 75-year-old Martin Gugino to the ground outside City Hall, where he bled from his head.

 

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A week after protests began in Buffalo over the police killing of George Floyd, one of the largest crowds yet gathered in Niagara Square Saturday evening to call for concrete police reforms.

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The two Buffalo Police officers seen on a viral WBFO video pushing a 75-year-old protestor and causing injury Thursday night have been arraigned on felony assault charges.

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One of the people involved in Thursday's long march for racial justice is a former Buffalo police officer, fired short of her pension for trying to stop another officer from beating another prisoner.

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Ten straight days of nationwide protests have brought more attention than ever to an issue many Buffalo residents described Thursday as a longtime problem in Western New York: police brutality against people of color.


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