Erie County District Attorney John Flynn

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Buffalo legal officials have come together to relaunch a program that would offer mediation services that can be an alternative to criminal proceedings.

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A Town of Tonawanda man accused of crashing his car into an apartment complex at a high rate of speed, killing a 94-year-old resident, faces murder and vehicular manslaughter charges in the case. The Erie County District Attorney says pursuing a murder charge will be difficult but he sees this case as an example of what could happen on local roads if marijuana were to become legal.

Bennett forum explores consequences of gun violence

Apr 14, 2019
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Young people in Buffalo were encouraged Saturday to choose a different path when it comes to gun violence.

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The first ever arrest for violating the public health law has been made in Erie County. A Buffalo landlord has been charged after allegedly renting a home with high lead levels.


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A welfare fraud sweep found four Erie County residents stole more than $42,000 dollars in public benefits. They have been arrested and face multiple charges including grand larceny.

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Wayne Kozak, of Eden, will learn his fate next month for murdering his mother, 79-year-old Mary Kozak, on April 20, 2017.

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The Erie County District Attorney and New York State Inspector General announced Friday the arrests of three people accused of participating in a fraudulent scheme to circumvent minority- and women-owned business requirements at a state-funded work site in Buffalo.


Alden man sentenced for assaulting infant son

Jul 5, 2018
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Joseph Jurek, who admitted in May to shaking his three-month-old son to the point of unconsciousness last year, learned his sentence in Erie County Court Thursday afternoon. He was told by Judge Kenneth Case that even after he's out of prison, he will not be allowed to make contact with that child or his wife until the year 2030.


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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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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that expands the confiscation of guns from individuals convicted of domestic violence cases. While some, including the Erie County District Attorney, welcome the updated legislation, others are raising questions about the governor's history with gun rights issues.


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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.

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Local officials are urging the New York State Senate to move quickly on approving the Child Victims Act. A resolution submitted by Erie County Legislature Chairman Peter Savage will be presented at the legislature session today.

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

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The New York State Inspector General's Office says it is continuing its investigation into the embezzlement of funds from the University at Buffalo by two former employees, including a longtime vice president. UB officials, meanwhile, say several policies were adjusted and updated following the discovery of fiscal improprieties that resulted in Thursday's guilty pleas by Dennis Black and Andrea Constantino.


As ride-hailing prepares to make its local debut Thursday, Erie County’s top prosecutor said he’s confident the service will help reduce drunken driving.

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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.  


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Senior citizens are vulnerable to abuse, not only of their physical selves but also of their life's savings. This morning in Amherst, partners in a newly formed task force announced their mission to provide elderly individuals with assistance in cases of financial abuse and exploitation.