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The New York State Attorney General announced Friday that her office's Special Investigations and Prosecutions Unit found insufficient evidence to determine a crime was committed by Lockport Police offices and Niagara County Sheriff's Deputies involved in a call which led to the death of Troy Hodge two years ago. But Attorney General Letitia James says the response to the call raises concerns.

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Niagara County lawmakers have approved the formation of a task force that will explore ways to reform the Sheriff's Office, and then submit a plan to Albany as required under a June executive order.

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Acting Niagara County Sheriff Michael Filicetti announced Wednesday that the Sheriff’s Association will be presenting New York State legislators with ten proposals to protect law enforcement and civilians in the area.

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Erie and Niagara counties are among the public agencies statewide updating contingency plans as the coronavirus continues to spread across the state. Both of the counties’ sheriff’s departments say they are prepared for what may be ahead of them.

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The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is reporting the arrest of a Medina woman in connection with a robbery at a supermarket in Lockport.

The Niagara County Sheriff's office is pleased with a recent designation that will assist its personnel in cracking down on drug trafficking.


At the White House Monday morning, President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Valor to 13 police officers noted for their bravery and valor while in the line of duty, including one from Western New York.

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A Niagara County deputy sheriff is headed to the White House. Joseph Tortorella will receive the Presidential Medal of Valor from President Obama on Monday for his heroics during a shooting in April 2015.

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One man is dead and a woman injured following a crash involving a Niagara County Sheriff Patrol vehicle last night.