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COVID-19 is continuing to hit Buffalo's first responders hard, but the city's mayor says the public will not see any disruptions to the safety services they rely on.

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Buffalo has 15 new police cars on the street, although you might not notice them in their plain clothes.


Positive cases of COVID-19 are being reported from various law enforcement agencies.

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The tangled relationship between Buffalo Police and residents of the city's East Side was on display Tuesday evening at the Delavan-Grider Community Center.

The U.S. Marshals Service has announced the arrest of a convicted felon who escaped from a halfway house in Rochester.

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Two years of investigation and nearly a dozen search warrants in Buffalo and adjacent communities have led to a major drug bust and four arrests, including former University at Buffalo basketball star Rodney Pierce.

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Buffalo Common Council members delayed voting on buying or leasing new police cars Tuesday so they can get more information on the advantages and disadvantages of both.

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Buffalo Police are investigating a series of home invasions and burglaries in the city's Black Rock area.

A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty in State Supreme Court to a felony count of first degree assault, resulting from a high-speed crash that ensued after he was subject to a traffic stop by Buffalo police.

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This winter's unseasonably warm weather may be creating an unusual problem: more crime on the streets because weather isn't keeping bad actors indoors.


Should body camera footage of an officer-involved shooting be released to the public by the Buffalo Police Department? It's a question that doesn't have a black and white answer among Common Council members.

Two Buffalo police officers are recovering from injuries suffered when their patrol vehicle overturned early in the morning on New Year's Day.

Valentino Dixon was imprisoned for 27 years for a murder he did not commit. His exoneration and release in September 2018 made international headlines and has prompted Dixon to fashion a new life as a criminal justice advocate and artist. Now, he has filed a civil lawsuit against the Buffalo Police Department and Erie County District Attorney's Office for his wrongful conviction.

Buffalo police say a man died in a pedestrian accident late Saturday night. An arrest has been made.

Shooting leaves one man dead, two wounded

Nov 24, 2019

One man was killed and two others were wounded in an early morning shooting Saturday on Buffalo's East Side.

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Buffalo Police need new cars, a lot of new cars. That is from Police Benevolent Association President John Evans, who has been complaining for a while that the city has to buy more patrol cars and make sure they are properly maintained. He says the city isn't doing either.

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Funding for body-worn cameras has been delivered to some local police departments.

Buffalo Police have identified the couple killed in a South Buffalo crash early Sunday morning.

Two people were killed in an overnight crash Saturday in South Buffalo.

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Buffalo Police and Buffalo State College Police are investigating an armed robbery Monday night near the campus.

Early in the morning, a mother was arrested by Buffalo Police for stabbing herself and her 6-year-old son on the city's East Side. In the noon hour, a man was arrested for stabbing another at Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo.

Buffalo Police say a mother and child suffered stab wounds Wednesday morning and the mother is now in custody.

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Buffalo Police are relying on the city's growing network of private surveillance cameras to solve a horrific crime, the details of which remain unclear.

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The two singing Buffalo Police officers who have received national attention will be the inspiration for a television sitcom.

It was 2012 when University at Buffalo researcher and retired New York State Trooper John Violanti published one of the first studies to test - and find - the connection between stress and suicide in the Buffalo Police Department. His five-year study of 464 BPD officers found a higher percentage of chronic mental and physical health problems than the general population, including a 50% higher rate of suicide. The study is worth revisiting, as two major police departments are grappling with self-inflicted deaths.


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A Buffalo Police officer has been placed on administrative leave after his cruiser collided with a motorcycle Tuesday afternoon.

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A Buffalo man has been arraigned in Erie County Court on charges he was recklessly driving an ATV, injuring a police officer.

Car crashes into Chippewa Street bar

Aug 4, 2019
Photo with permission of Erie County Blotter

A vehicle crashed into the front of a bar on Chippewa Street early Sunday morning. It happened after 4am at the Bottoms Up just as the bar was closing.

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Antagonistic, intimidating, unhelpful. That was the the perception of Buffalo Police by a small group of city residents who turned out for a Buffalo Police Advisory Board forum Tuesday night at the Merriweather Library.

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Buffalo police officer Corey Krug has been found not guilty by a federal jury of using excessive force against a Lackawanna man on Thanksgiving Eve in 2014 on Chippewa Street.

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