David Rivera

Tom Puckett
July 08, 2020 - 4:00 am
Police reform measures approved by Common Council.
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Stop police brutality
Protesters fill steps of city hall in Buffalo/WBEN Photo
Tom Puckett
June 25, 2020 - 4:00 am
Buffalo Police Oversight Committee holds emergency meeting today
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Minneapolis protester
A protester holds a sign while demonstrating against the death of George Floyd outside the 3rd Precinct Police Precinct on May 26, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Getty Images
Tom Puckett
May 28, 2020 - 4:00 am
Former Buffalo Police officer and current Buffalo Common Councilmember looks at two controversial police videos.
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Columbus Statue vandalized at Columbus Park. October 8, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Mike Baggerman
October 14, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Will the Columbus Statue at Columbus Park be vandalized again? That’s a worry for some each Columbus Day as individuals who are upset with Columbus’ actions expressed their displeasure by defacing the statue that faces Porter Avenue in the City of Buffalo. Last year, the...
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Councilman David Rivera with community leaders condemn President Trump's tweets. July 16, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
July 16, 2019 - 1:44 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - President Trump's controversial comments have drawn the ire of Buffalo Common Councilman David Rivera. The Niagara District councilman said that silence from elected officials means the normalization and trivialization of the words. "We're asking our elected officials to...
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Brendan Keany
January 15, 2019 - 5:01 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - The Buffalo Common Council held a meeting today to discuss the police department's decision to move all detectives to day shift , but nobody from the department showed up to the meeting. Councilmen are “disheartened” that nobody from the city’s police command staff...
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Tom Puckett
February 19, 2018 - 2:22 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo Common Council Members Joel Feroleto and David Rivera are creating an advisory group to address retail on Elmwood Avenue. Delaware District Council Member Joel Feroleto said "Elmwood is a great neighborhood where a lot of the existing retailers have had a longevity that...
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Tom Puckett
February 05, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Last week, the state attorney general's office recommended the Buffalo Police Department seek state accreditation. This after two officers would not be charged in the shooting death of Jose Hernandez-Rossy. This issue has been brought up numerous times says Councilmember David...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Tom Puckett
December 14, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Common Council has a police oversight committee, and one of its members says the department is taking the recommendation of the Attorney General's office after the probe into the death of Wardel "Meech" Davis. The probe found not enough evidence to charge officers but...
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March 18, 2017 - 7:19 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday to benefit the nearly 100 residents who were affected by the fire at the apartment building located on Lafayette Avenue on March 11. The fundraiser will occur on Saturday, March 18 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Jericho Road...
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