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Badr Elwaseem, a 12-year-old student at School 45, was sitting in his living room on William Street around 8:30 p.m. Saturday watching television when a bullet came through his front window and killed him. The incident is prompting outrage among local leaders who are calling for greater efforts in combating gun violence.

Search continues for suspect who shot at police

Apr 5, 2019
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Police are swarming across much of Buffalo's East Side and into Cheektowaga and looking for 23-year-old Robert McBride. He is identified as the man who allegedly fired three shots at two police officers engaged in a foot chase early Thursday.

Buffalo Police have released more information about a series of shootings since Saturday night in the city.

Buffalo Police are investigating three shootings over the weekend - two of them fatal.

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The drums rolled out, the Irish dancers danced and there were even a couple St. Patricks. What was different was that every uniformed Buffalo Police officer providing security for the parade wore a body camera, a first for a department gradually converting to all patrol officers wearing the cameras.

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The shootings of three young people, one fatally, outside a North Buffalo community center is prompting major changes in community center operations and dealing with kids with gang ties.


Buffalo Police say a stolen patrol car slammed into another vehicle, then a house Wednesday night.

Buffalo Police have made an arrest in connection with a head-on collision that authorities say resulted from driving the wrong way on the Kensington Expressway.

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Former Buffalo police officer Cariol Horne has left town, evicted from her unit in the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority's Kenfield-Langfield project over unpaid rent. She blames the situation on retaliation.

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The jury in the trial of Buffalo Police Officer Corey Krug was dismissed Tuesday, after reaching a partial verdict. But as WBFO's Chris Caya reports, Krug's legal troubles may not be over yet.


A Buffalo Police officer has had three police brutality counts against him decided by a federal court jury, but those verdicts are not being released at this time until a final charge is decided.

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A video showing the 2016 beating of a man in the Buffalo Police lockup has gone public.

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You know those marketplace apps like LetGo and OfferUp? The Erie County District Attorney's Office and Buffalo Police are warning people about robberies of those buying and selling on those sites.


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Two different projects in Buffalo took their first significant steps Tuesday, as the Common Council approved "designated developer status" for Buffalo State College and the city's former police headquarters.

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The news broke Friday morning that the City of Buffalo found a buyer for its former police headquarters. That was just the first of two announcements to come regarding Douglas Jemal. It was also revealed he's loaning the city $10 million to expedite work to restore auto traffic along a block of Main Street where his other big property stands.

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Common Council members were angry Tuesday when no one from the Buffalo Police Department showed up to explain what's going on inside the force. However, members of the public showed for the Community Development Committee meeting.


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Buffalo Police brass are scheduled to be in front of the Common Council Community Development Committee Tuesday to talk about problems in the department.

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The issue at Southside Elementary School Wednesday night was policing in Buffalo, particularly in South Buffalo, where many residents perceive the city is cutting back on police efforts to move officers to other communities while crime is becoming more of an issue in South Buffalo.

Big changes are in the works for the Buffalo Police Department and many of them were greeted with derision by the Common Council Tuesday.

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An increasing problem with safety for students in Buffalo is starting to bring reaction in official circles. The difficulty is that there are so many problems to deal with and so many agencies involved.

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Buffalo's Common Council slapped down the Brown administration Wednesday and refused immediate passage of a contract to provide body cameras for police officers. Members bounced the proposed contract to next Wednesday's Legislation Committee meeting.

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It was Code Three for 17 young Buffalo residents Sunday evening. They arrived for their Christmas shopping at the Walmart on In Cheektowaga with lights and sirens.

A former Buffalo police lieutenant was sentenced to four months in prison Wednesday after his conviction on a federal civil rights charge.

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A Buffalo police officer shot and wounded a 47-year-old shoplifting suspect late Tueaday night. That suspect died Wednesday after being transported to ECMC.

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With Buffalo Police to start wearing body cameras next month, there is a lot of public skepticism about the rules for using the cameras. That was apparent at a community meeting held at the Frank E. Merriweather Library Wednesday night.

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Buffalo's Commission on Citizens' Rights and Community Relations doesn't have an executive director and has several vacant seats. Tuesday morning, the Buffalo Common Council's Civil Service Committee gets a chance to interview two nominees for board vacancies.

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No charges are being filed against a Buffalo Police officer who fatally shot a man he was attempting to apprehend.

The Rivera Family

The mother of Rafael "Pito" Rivera has filed a notice of claim against the City of Buffalo and its Police Department in the September fatal shooting death of the 32-year-old father of two.

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Buffalo Police are now developing a draft of their policy for officers' use of body cameras. An advocate for open government is urging police officials to be open about the process and to let the public have a say. A police official tells WBFO the public will get a chance to hear more, while also assuring citizens that the system they're adopting will be responsible.


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The former headquarters of the Buffalo Police Department will soon hit the market.

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