Buffalo Police

WBEN Newsroom
June 10, 2020 - 12:16 am
Around 11:20 Tuesday night, Buffalo Police responded to a shooting call on East Ferry where two males were struck by gunfire.
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Gugino shoved
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Trump tweeted: Buffalo protester shoved by Police could be an ANTIFA provocateur. 75 year old Martin Gugino was pushed away after appearing to scan police communications in order to black out the equipment. @OANN I watched, he fell harder than was pushed. Was aiming scanner. Could be a set up?
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Buffalo Police Department
Mike Baggerman
June 08, 2020 - 1:32 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN) – The New York State Assembly plans to pass a criminal justice reform package that includes repealing “50A” , the controversial state provision that protects police department from publicly sharing disciplinary records of officers.
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - "This case has to go to trial. The consequences are too severe," said longtime Buffalo Defense Attorney Terry Connors. Connors, referring to the case against Buffalo Police Officers Robert McCabe and Aaron Torgalski, suspended without pay and charged with felony assault...
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Buffalo Police
Buffalo Police march in formation toward Niagara Square Tuesday evening/WBEN Photo
“Optics are certainly something you have to look at, and that single event is going to be in everyone’s mind,” said Tom Burton, Attorney for the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association. “This event shouldn’t change the fact that there’s hundreds of people who go in to harm’s way for the citizens.”
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Gugino shoved
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WBEN Newsroom
June 08, 2020 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Were the actions of Buffalo Police Officers Robert McCabe and Aaron Torgalski justified?
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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz. June 5, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz. June 5, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
June 05, 2020 - 8:11 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has no plans to announce a countywide curfew this weekend in response to the unrest that has no sign of slowing down.
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Jonathan Manes, Co-Chair of the Buffalo Police Advisory Council, standing outside Buffalo City Hall. December 4, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
June 05, 2020 - 6:23 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – A citizens group that is part of the oversight of the Buffalo Police Department said reform is needed after Thursday night’s incident involving two police officers pushing 75-year-old Martin Gugino.
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In an initial statement, Police said that the man “tripped and fell” after a skirmish with police. Later Thursday evening, Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood said that two officers were suspended after reviewing the video, which shows the man being shoved to the ground and then walked past by...
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Virtual Common Council Meeting
Tom Puckett
June 05, 2020 - 4:00 am
Buffalo Common Council votes to approve a $3.6 million reduction in Buffalo Police operations as part of the city budget.
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