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.
As downtown Buffalo has evolved in recent years, so too has the way Buffalo Police do their job to keep streets and people safe. The chief of the Police Department's downtown B District shared some of his thoughts at a guest appearance inside the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library central branch on Wednesday.
With a spotlight on tensions between law enforcement and the public, members of the Buffalo community came together on Tuesday night to figure out how they can do their part to improve relations between the city’s police and its residents.
With a focus on the methods of local law enforcement, the Western New York Peace Center began a series of public meetings Monday night in the Gloria J. Parks Community Center in the University District.