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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.


UB researcher investigating the 911 of 24/7 police work

Jan 27, 2020
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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.

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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.

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At least a dozen Buffalo police officers descended on a downtown Buffalo Starbucks Tuesday not in response to a 911 call, but for the holiday edition of “Coffee with a Cop.”


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

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.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

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.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Rulings were made on several pre-trial motions Wednesday in the case of a Buffalo Police officer accused of deliberately injuring a man in Central Booking last year.

Buffalo Police and Public School District officials were investigating a Monday morning incident involving a pocket knife that left a sixth-grade girl injured.

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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.


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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.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

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.

Road patrol increased for Thanksgiving holiday

Nov 20, 2016
New York State Police

Thanksgiving Day is around the corner and police will be increasing road patrols through the holiday and holiday weekend.

Tire slasher hits Buffalo's west side

Oct 29, 2016

Buffalo Police are investigating a number of tire slashings that occurred on the city's west side Saturday morning.

Police arrest man suspected of Oakmont stabbing

Sep 3, 2016

Buffalo Police have made an arrest in connection to Friday morning's fatal stabbing of a 52-year-old man on Oakmont Avenue.

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On a night where downtown Buffalo hosted a giant rubber duck, Kanye West, and superheroes at Coca-Cola field, other areas of the city fell victim to violence.

On Sunday Buffalo Police reiterated precautions that will be taken to ensure police safety.

Teenage boy arrested in Canalside fight

May 29, 2016
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Buffalo police have made an arrest in connection to a fight that occurred Saturday night at Canalside during the Boardwalk Carnival.

Police crack down on seat belt violations

May 21, 2016
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The annual Click it or Ticket campaign will run May 23 through June 5.

Arrests made for Hit and Run at Gates Circle

Apr 16, 2016
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Buffalo Police have arrested three people in connection with Saturday morning's hit and run accident at Gates Circle.

Overnight shooting kills Buffalo Woman

Apr 2, 2016
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An overnight shooting on the city's eastside leaves one woman dead and another injured. Buffalo Police say the two women were struck by gunfire in a home on the first block of Chester Street near Woodlawn Avenue.

Buffalo shooting claims life

Mar 6, 2016
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Buffalo Police are investigating a deadly eastside shooting that took a young man's life on Saturday night.

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Social media experts are offering their thoughts on the case involving a Buffalo police officer who was suspended without pay for posting online videos that didn't sit well with police administrators.


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Buffalo’s University Heights neighborhood may be a little quieter this weekend, after police busted a notorious party house on major drug charges.

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Buffalo Police are investigating an early morning shooting not far from the University at Buffalo's South Campus.

Late night shooting on Buffalo's eastside

Jan 2, 2016
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A Friday night shooting on Buffalo's eastside sent a young man to the hospital.

Early morning shooting injures two young men

Oct 17, 2015

Buffalo Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in the early morning hours on Saturday.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

She's the newest member of the Buffalo Police Department and she comes with four legs.


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There were many opinions on policing in Buffalo Tuesday night, many of which were shouted out during a raucous forum in Mount Olive Baptist Church sponsored by Mayor Byron Brown.

The number of Buffalo police officers who are off work because they were injured on duty has dropped drastically.

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Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda announced Tuesday afternoon that one of the police officers involved in a video-recorded beating of a suspect on April 19th has been suspended without pay. The Buffalo News has identified the suspended officer as John Cirulli.

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