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The Erie County Legislature's Public Safety Committee invited Sheriff Timothy Howard to face questions Thursday about alleged acts of misconduct by personnel within his department. The Sheriff defended his Office's professional standards procedures in a nearly two-hour meeting that got heated at times.

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The law enforcement establishment of Western New York says a series of new state criminal laws that took effect the first of the year are a mistake and should be repealed or replaced.

In late 2018, a group of four Erie County residents won a successful ruling in State Supreme Court requiring Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard to accurately report suicide attempts in Erie County jails to the state Commission of Correction.

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Former Erie County sheriff's deputy Kenneth Achtyl will serve no jail time for his conviction on charges of assaulting a fan outside New Era Field on December 3, 2017.

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The man convicted last Friday of charges related to a violent arrest outside New Era Field in December 2017 has resigned his position as a deputy, the Erie County Sheriff's Office confirmed Wednesday.

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In the wake of two more deaths in the Erie County Holding Center, dozens of protestors from an array of groups were outside the facility Monday. Connell Burrell's death on Friday was the 26th since Sheriff Tim Howard took office in 2005.

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The Erie County Legislature held a public hearing Thursday evening, but not a single speaker showed up. That was unexpected, because the hearing revolved around the plan for a Corrections Advisory Board, which has been controverial.

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After several years of talk about the death of Erie County Holding Center inmate India Cummings, local officials are hoping for definitive answers from a new investigation begun by New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood.

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The Albany investigation that led to the forced resignation of Erie County Social Services Commissioner Al Dirschberger is just the first stage of Erie County looking to prevent a repeat.

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Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard held a fundraiser Tuesday at the Deep South Taco restaurant in downtown Buffalo. Dozens of chanting protestors flanked the entrance as ticket buyers arrived.

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With the primary in less than three weeks and the November general election soon after, political campaigns are heating up. The two candidates for Erie County Sheriff are making strong complaints about each other.

Charlottesville violence fires up "Fire Howard" advocates

Aug 14, 2017
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A White anti-racism group is going door to door Monday evening in an effort to oust Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard from office.

Six protestors arrested at Sheriff fundraiser

Jul 14, 2017
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Six people were arrested at an Orchard Park fundraiser for Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard Thursday evening.

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Former FBI Agent Bernie Tolbert made it official on Tuesday: He is running against Tim Howard in his re-election bid as Erie County Sheriff. A graduate of Lafayette High School and the University at Buffalo, Tolbert enjoys a lengthy resume which includes a stint as Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo FBI office and time as a Vice President in charge of security for the NBA.

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A uniformed Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard spoke at a political rally in Buffalo's Niagara Square on Saturday and Democratic County Chairman Jeremy Zellner says he should resign because of the tenor of the event.

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Two Grand Island residents are charged in a violent attack on an Erie County Sheriff's Deputy, including an individual who was out on bail for an alleged death threat against a deputy last month.

Ryan wants cell phone tracking investigation

Apr 15, 2015
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The Erie County Sheriff's Office should be barred from fishing expeditions with the public's cell phone data according to Assemblyman Sean Ryan, who Is calling on the state Attorney General to investigate.

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Memorial Day weekend is approaching and with it the unofficial start of the boating season. Local law enforcement officials are encouraging boaters to be safe on the water

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Members of the Erie County Legislature raised their privacy concerns over cell phone spying with Sheriff Timothy Howard on Thursday.

Howard, Mychajliw re-elected as sheriff, comptroller

Nov 5, 2013
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Republican Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard was re-elected to a third term Tuesday,  declaring victory over challengers Richard Dobson and Bert Dunn. County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw enjoyed a comfortable win over Democrat Kevin Gaughan.

McCarthy weighs Dunn's impact on Sheriff's race

Oct 29, 2013

While three candidates remain in the race for Erie County Sheriff, the most visible campaign may belong to Bert Dunn who is running on the Law and Order Party line.

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Law enforcement officials can't pick and choose which laws they want to enforce. So says Governor Andrew Cuomo regarding the NY SAFE Act, the state's updated gun control laws, approved in January following the mass shooting at Newtown, Connecticut's Sandy Hook elementary school.

Boaters asked to be safe and attentive

May 24, 2013
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It is expected to be a busy Memorial Day weekend on local waterways and boaters are being reminded that the Erie County Sheriff's Department Marine Division will be out in force.

Sheriff Howard: No edict to deputies on SAFE Act

May 23, 2013
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Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard is clarifying his recent comments regarding New York's new gun control law.

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Just about every day, an Erie County deputy sheriff makes a drunken driving arrest. Sheriff Tim Howard says his deputies are on track for the fourth year in a row of making more than 300 such arrests.

In response to a request from Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz for an audit of overtime in the Sheriff's Department, Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw says he's going to audit all of the overtime in county government.