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Buffalo Police have arrested two men in connection with the shooting of an off-duty police officer and another man.

Buffalo Police have arrested a 23-year-old Buffalo man in connection with the death of a 2-year-old boy.

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Buffalo Police are investigating the hit and run of a bicyclist that appears to be intentional.

Two shootings, one fatal, in Buffalo last night

Jul 5, 2018

Buffalo Police are investigating a couple of shootings - one fatal - that happened Wednesday eevening.

Buffalo Police say two people have died from a shooting overnight in the city's Fruit Belt.

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A new community policing initiative was rolled out in Buffalo Wednesday as part of the city's first Clean Sweep of 2018. Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood says the Buffalo Police Department Neighborhood Engagement Team, or BPD NET, will provide high visibility foot and mobile patrols in city neighnorhoods.

A man died while in the custody of Buffalo police Tuesday night after swallowing a bag of white powder during a traffic stop.

Buffalo Police say two of their officers were injured apprehending suspects in a Thursday evening shooting.

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An overnight shooting brought Buffalo Police to the 700 block of Bailey Avenue.

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Buffalo Police are crediting the use of social media - and the public's cooperation sharing information through it - with helping them bring several recent cases to quick and safe conclusions.


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The owner of a prominent Buffalo towing company will spend one year in jail for his role in a pay-to-play scheme.

Two Buffalo schools were placed in lockdown Friday after threats were made against them.

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A suspended Buffalo Police officer accused of roughing up a drug suspect while in police custody last year was found not guilty of all charges against him Thursday in State Supreme Court.

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Buffalo's Common Council has to have its amended version of Mayor Byron Brown's budget back on his desk Tuesday. Council President Darius Pridgen says it is likely to be noticeably different from the original.

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The name of Buffalo Police Lt. Craig Lehner was read among 199 officers added to the National Peace Officers' Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.

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The two companions of the Lancaster teacher who died over the weekend in a boating accident were both off-duty Lancaster police officers.

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Lt. Craig Lehner has been added among the names of dozens of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty on the State of New York Police Officers' Memorial in Albany.

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A 19-year-old man is in critical condition at Erie County Medical Center after being struck by the SUV of an off-duty Buffalo Police detective on her way to work.

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Public safety divers like the Buffalo Police underwater recovery unit are supposed to take their training slow. For example, experts say the norm in training how to dive in swift currents is to start in water that’s moving somewhere between one and four knots. But on the day Officer Craig Lehner trained in the Niagara River last October, the currents were eight to 12 knots.


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Buffalo Police Deputy Commissioner Kimberly Beaty is leaving the department after 31 years.

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A chaotic scene emerged in North Buffalo Thursday night after a house exploded into flames on Covington Road.

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A dead body and a suspicious missing person case are keeping area police busy Friday.

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State police are continuing to investigate a deadly accident last week where a woman walking on Hertel Avenue was struck and killed by a Buffalo police officer responding to a call.

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While many were wearing green during Sunday's St. Patrick Day parade, 26 patrol officers from Buffalo's B District were wearing body cameras for the first time, with mixed results according to the department.

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Investigations are underway into the death of Buffalo Police officer Craig Lehner, who lost his life during a training exercise with the Underwater Recovery Team. Using Freedom of Information requests to gain access to department records, Daniela Porat of Investigative Post has raised concerns about the officer's death in the Niagara River. Porat discussed the story during her appearance on WBFO's Press Pass.


A former Buffalo Parks seasonal worker has pleaded guilty to stabbing a dog.

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Buffalo has a new police commissioner, with the Common Council unanimously approving and then swearing in Byron Lockwood for the department's top job. Lockwood replaces Daniel Derenda, who retired to take a private-sector post.

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Mayor Byron Brown is scheduled to deliver his 12th State of the City address Thursday afternoon, in what he says will be another rallying call for "revitalization and opportunity" in Buffalo.

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Officer Craig Lehner’s death in October during a training dive for the police Underwater Recovery Team in the Niagara River brought about an outpouring grief. Investigative Post’s reporting suggests inadequate training and equipment contributed to Lehner’s drowning.


A Buffalo man has been sentenced to five years in prison, plus five years of post-release supervision, for attempting to run down two police officers with his car.

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