Erie County DA John Flynn

Erie County District Attorney's Office

The Franklinville man accused of brandishing a knife and uttering racial slurs during a Black Lives Matter protest in Buffalo this summer was arraigned on charges related to that incident Tuesday morning, after twice before failing to appear in court for those counts.

Thomas O'Neil-White

An arrest warrant has been issued for the man at the center of a racially-charged incident on Hertel Avenue in August. Michael Cremen, 47, of Franklinville failed to show up for his arraignment for a second time Wednesday morning. 

Thomas O'Neil-White

A social justice group is calling on Erie County District Attorney John Flynn to charge Buffalo Police officers after the false arrest of a man in March. However, Flynn said it is not his jurisdiction.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A 60-year-old man who was shot by a Buffalo Police officer during the weekend has been charged after investigators say he struck an officer with an aluminum baseball bat during the encounter. In addition, Willie Henley has been ordered by a judge to undergo a mental health examination.

A man that Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says was a suspect from the start was arraigned Friday morning in connection with a gruesome hit-and-run on Broadway near Bailey Avenue three summers ago.

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.

Thomas O'Neil-White

In early January 1976, 62-year-old William Crawford was robbed and murdered after leaving a tavern on Buffalo’s East Side. The alleged assailants, five teenagers, were arrested and three were convicted of murder and spent a combined total of 84 years in prison despite pleading their innocence. 

A Town of West Seneca Police officer is accused of official misconduct, for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a domestic violence victim whose case he previously investigated.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A Town of Tonawanda man originally charged with manslaughter in the death of his wife now faces a second degree murder charge in the case.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A suspended Erie County sheriff's deputy appeared in Lancaster Town Court Tuesday, arraigned in connection with a prostitution case involving his wife.

A few weeks ago, a dog now known as Charlie was found inside a frigid garbage tote. Crimes like that across the state will see increased attention moving forward.  The District Attorney’s Association of New York is setting up a subcommittee in hopes to prevent and prosecute crimes against animals.

Will changes in state law help young offenders?

Oct 2, 2018

A law designed to keep some teenagers out of the adult criminal justice system is now in effect in New York state.

A 94-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder for shooting inside an assisted living facility.

Cuomo warns ICE over recent raids

Apr 27, 2018
File photo: Chris Caya WBFO News

Following the recent arrest of 225 people across New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo is warning that the state will take legal action to stop the raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

This week marks National Crime Victims Week and the Erie County District Attorney is marking the occasion to spotlight the assistance available to crime victims through his office's Victim/Witness Bureau. 

Chris Caya WBFO News

Oral arguments in a case against suspended Buffalo Police Officer Joseph Hassett are set to begin next month.

Bike owners urged to protect their rides

Jun 16, 2017
Chris Caya WBFO News

With the arrival of warmer weather - more people are out riding their bicycles. And also losing them to theft. So local law enforcement and others are offering tips on how riders can protect their wheels.