Buffalo

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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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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Justice March
(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Brendan Keany
June 07, 2020 - 4:42 pm
In a day that could not have produced more appropriate weather, thousands of people gathered for the Allies for Black Justice March in downtown Buffalo on Sunday afternoon.
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Mayor Byron Brown at MLK Park in Buffalo
WBEN Newsroom
June 07, 2020 - 12:46 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) On the last day a curfew was scheduled to be in effect, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced Sunday afternoon that he was lifting it. "I had been talking to members of the community all week," said the mayor following an event at Martin Luther King Park that was organized by the...
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Demonstrators in Niagara Square Saturday/WBEN Photo
Tim Wenger
June 06, 2020 - 9:28 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - What a week it's been in Buffalo, N.Y. Consider the fact that a week ago there was violence in the streets surrounding Niagara Square. Within the past week three law enforcers were injured following a demonstration on Bailey Avenue when they were struck by an SUV and an...
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Robert McCabe (left) and Aaron Torgalski mugshot. The two Buffalo Police officers were charged with second degree assault on June 6, 2020 after a push on June 4 of 75-year-old Martin Gugino that left him bloodied when he struck concrete. (Photo: ECDA)
Robert McCabe (left) and Aaron Torgalski mugshot. The two Buffalo Police officers were charged with second degree assault on June 6, 2020 after a push on June 4 of 75-year-old Martin Gugino that left him bloodied when he struck concrete. (Photo: ECDA)
WBEN Newsroom
June 06, 2020 - 12:03 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) — Two Buffalo police officers were charged with assault Saturday, prosecutors said, after a video showed them shoving a 75-year-old protester in recent demonstrations over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Both pleaded not guilty to second-degree assault. They were...
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Bailey 6-1-20
WBEN Newsroom
June 05, 2020 - 12:27 pm
On Friday morning, the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, held a press conference to address a Monday night incident in which a protester was arrested while conducting an interview with local media.
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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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Niagara Square Police Reform
[WBEN Photo - Brendan Keany]
Brendan Keany
June 04, 2020 - 10:23 pm
Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes was joined by several city, county and state leaders Thursday afternoon in Niagara Square as part of a statewide call for comprehensive police reform.
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Calvary Baptist Church
Brendan Keany
June 04, 2020 - 12:27 pm
On Thursday morning, numerous local African-American pastors stood on the steps of Calvary Baptist Church in Buffalo to share a unified statement in light of this current time of protest.
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