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The Erie County District Attorney has announced charges against a Buffalo man who, prosecutors say, was behind the steering wheel of a car which struck another on Pomona Place last fall, killing two people in the other vehicle.

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A Lockport man has been sentenced to two years of probation for brandishing a gun during a car crash.

A Buffalo man has been indicted in the stabbing death of a woman in the Town of Tonawanda in March.

Eight people have been rounded up in an early Wednesday morning drug raid. The U.S. Attorney's Office said the eight are part of a drug ring that stretched from Buffalo to Mexico.

A Buffalo man was virtually arraigned Tuesday in connection with the death of his girlfriend's infant son.

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For a third time, attorneys for former Western New York Rep. Chris Collins are requesting a delay in the date he is supposed to report to federal prison after his conviction on insider trading charges.

A police chase from Niagara Falls to Buffalo Monday ended with two Pennsylvania men being taken into custody.

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Threats of violence made on social media followed in the wake of a Black Lives Matter demonstration and march in the Town of Amherst that partially blocked traffic on major roads Thursday evening.

The group of about 50 to 70 demonstrators also encountered at least one car that swerved toward the crowd, which was documented on social media.

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The man once known as William Shrubsall might spend the rest of his life behind bars, whether prison or civil confinement. Supreme Court Justice Richard Kloch sentenced the man now known as Ethan Simon Templar MacLeod to six more years in prison Wednesday for bail jumping.

A former Erie County Sheriff's Deputy was sentenced Wednesday to 12 months in prison for violating a protective order.

The Erie County District Attorney's Office said two Buffalo women have now pleaded guilty to felony charges of arson in connection with a Molotov cocktail incident New Year's Day at a multi-family home in Buffalo.

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By Friday, the Common Council should have the first draft of a major change in policing in Buffalo. It's likely to be called Cariol's Law, for former BPD Officer Cariol Horne, who maintains she was fired from the department for trying to stop another officer from attacking someone he was arresting. The proposed new law would require police to intervene.

An Orchard Park man was sentenced Tuesday in State Supreme Court to six months in jail, followed by five years of probation, after pleading guilty in February to one count of second degree vehicular manslaughter, a felony.

Why NYS is releasing so few inmates during the pandemic

Jul 27, 2020
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Since the pandemic began, New York has released 1,400 people, all non-violent offenders. But thousands of elderly people in prison aren’t being considered for release because they’re in for a violent crime, even if they’ve served decades of their sentence and studies show they’re unlikely to reoffend. It turns out, that’s a stance even liberal politicians like Gov. Andrew Cuomo so far aren’t willing to take.

A Buffalo man has been sentenced to 70 years in prison on 14 felony domestic violence counts.

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Local law enforcement is linking up to to stop Buffalo's surge of gun crime, which has killed 10 people in June and July.

A federal judge has halted the public release of police officer disciplinary records in New York, temporarily turning back a state transparency law enacted in the wake of George Floyd's death.

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The old fight about a residency requirement for Buffalo Police officers is surfacing again, because local activists are demanding it and Albany is looking at legislation allowing the city to mandate that officers live in the city.

Cariol Horne on NPR's Here and Now

Jul 21, 2020
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Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Cariol Horne, a former Buffalo police officer who was fired after she intervened to stop a white police officer who had placed a chokehold on a Black suspect.

Policing Women Part 2: When Black women are criminalized

Jul 21, 2020
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While much of the national conversation about police reform has focused on race, gender also affects policing. Combine race and gender and you will find that women -- particularly Black women -- are being stopped by police much more often than two decades ago, and those stops are becoming much more troubling.

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The Erie County District Attorney has charged two men in what prosecutors say was a hate crime that began with weeks of harassment that escalated to an arson attack last December.

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The Erie County Sheriff's Department has announced the pending retirement of Undersheriff Mark Wipperman.

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While much of the national conversation about police reform has focused on race, gender also affects policing. Combine race and gender and you will find that women -- particularly Black women -- are being stopped by police much more often than two decades ago, and those stops are becoming much more troubling.

Vandalized Frederick Douglass statue replaced

Jul 17, 2020
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Buffalo Police are investigating three people shot Wednesday on the city's West Side.

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Buffalo's Police Advisory Board would create a very different police department under a plan it is presenting to the Common Council. The plan ranges from outside investigation of cops to limiting the mayor's choice of police commissioner.

Erie County District Attorney John Flynn has announced that Grand Jury selection has resumed.

Members of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office and Legislature met Tuesday to discuss the possibility of consolidating the local jails.

A federal New York judge has thrown out a proposed $18.9 million settlement between convicted rapist and former movie producer Harvey Weinstein, and several women.

U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein said the offer failed to adequately compensate many of the victims who allege they were sexually assaulted or raped by Weinstein.

He also faulted the money included in the settlement that would help pay Weinstein's legal bills.

Police say a running car with an eight-month-old baby in the back seat was stolen from a parking lot in Niagara Falls.

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