Buffalo Police officers will now be required to take part in an at least 21 hours of ethics, diversity, and use-of-force training per year. The new measure was announced during a Buffalo Common Council Police Oversight Committee meeting Wednesday.
The Buffalo Police Department has added 19 new recruits to its ranks. The recruits were sworn in by Mayor Byron Brown and Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda in an afternoon ceremony Friday. They will take part in a six month training program at the Police Academy.
Officials with the Buffalo Police Department say they are working with the FBI to eliminate bad officers from its ranks. Three more officers were indicted Wednesday for the alleged use of excessive force against four young men in 2009.