Michael Cremen

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. 

The Erie County District Attorney was again unsuccessful in securing an immediate bench warrant for a Franklinville man charged in relations to a Black Lives Matter protest in August. But the new date for Michael Cremen's arraignment has been moved up to next week.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A Franklinville man accused of wielding a knife during a confrontation with Black Lives Matter protesters failed to appear for his scheduled arraignment Thursday morning. While the judge rescheduled the hearing, the Erie County District Attorney wanted Michael Cremen arrested immediately, expressing safety concerns.


Jeffrey Barnes photography

The Buffalo Police Department charged a Cattaraugus County man with a hate crime Monday for allegedly threatening Black Lives Matter protesters on Hertel Avenue, but he was immediately released and given a ticket to appear in court more than a month from now.

 

Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says to blame New York state’s bail reform.  

 


Jeffrey Barnes photo/used by permission

Buffalo Police announced the arrest of a Cattaraugus County man Monday afternoon, charging him with a hate crime after he allegedly held a knife and confronted Black Lives Matter protesters on Hertel Avenue Friday evening.