Several dozen protesters marched from Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo Monday evening to outside of 500 Pearl St., the site of a fundraiser for Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, to decry the lack of accountability by the Mayor’s office regarding police brutality.
It's a policy New York City's mayor announced last week will be implemented in that city, the creation of a police discipline database. In Buffalo, Mayor Byron Brown was asked if he would consider a similar database.
Police seem to dominate so many conversation these days, as protests continue in Buffalo and around the world. A key issue in all of these conversations is the rules for becoming an officer and how an officer might lose that badge for bad behavior.
The Buffalo Common Council is pushing for change in the city's police department, some longstanding issues and some growing out of the current string of protests across the world about police violence.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is expected to soon announce police reform proposals in the wake of the George Floyd protests and a WBFO video showing Buffalo police pushing an elderly protester. However, the Buffalo Common Council’s independent police advisory body already has an idea of what reforms it would like to see.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that President Donald Trump should apologize for a tweet in which he suggested the 75-year-old man pushed by Buffalo police during a protest last week could have staged the assault as part of an activist group.
A day after a viral video showed Buffalo police push an elderly man to the ground outside City Hall, several hundred protesters made their way around the city of Buffalo Friday evening while mostly avoiding any contact or confrontations with law enforcement.
The shoving of a 75-year-old protestor in Niagara Square on Thursday has drawn attention and criticism from around the world. Mayor Byron Brown is now responding to how the Buffalo Police Department handled the incident, and what it means for the community going forward.
According to multiple reports, all 57 members of the Buffalo Police Department's Emergency Response Team have resigned from the team as a show of support for the two officers who were suspended Thursday night.
A call by some community members to reduce police funding in Buffalo for the upcoming fiscal year did was unsuccessful Thursday, as the Common Council voted to pass the spending plan by a six-to-three margin in a virtual special session.
The Buffalo Common Council has approved a $4.5 million settlement to Wilson Morales, who was 17-years-old when he was shot by a Buffalo police officer. Eight years after the incident, Morales remains in a wheelchair, paralyzed by the bullet. Geoff Kelly of Investigative Post says the injury settlement would not have occurred without some dogged investigative work by the plaintiff's attorneys.
Geoff Kelly of Investigative Post discusses his latest story with WBFO.
University at Buffalo Professor John Violanti has become internationally known for his health and wellness research on the Buffalo Police Department. With a new federal grant of more than $800,000, the former New York State Trooper is now taking a deeper look at how well police officers adjust to shift work, overtime and secondary employment.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown joined law enforcement, leadership from Buffalo Public Schools, and other community leadership to announce a meeting with anti-gun violence organization Cities United about the success the city has had in curbing gun related crimes.
The City of Buffalo will soon rename a police training facility after an officer who died during a training exercise in the Niagara River last fall. It is one of two tributes to the late Lieutenant Craig Lehner that was announced Monday.
The Buffalo Common Council held its latest Police Oversight Committee meeting Tuesday, during which time they heard updates from police officials on their officer body camera pilot program, their plan to apply for accreditation with New York State and the possibility of adding tasers to their array of equipment.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says he had no intention to replace Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda, whose retirement was announced overnight, and that the decision to step down was entirely that of the 30-year police veteran.
Buffalo Police officials on Wednesday again expressed their gratitude to all who supported the effort to recover their fallen officer. But they also warned that it will require a long period of time before they know the circumstances surrounding Craig Lehner's death in the Niagara River.
Two Buffalo Police officers involved in a crash early Thursday morning are recovering, a police spokesman said. So, too, is the other driver involved, who faces multiple charges and was wanted on outstanding warrants.