John Flynn

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March 26, 2019 - 1:32 pm
TONAWANDA (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Two Tonawanda paramedics have been suspended with pay after being accused of stealing prescription drugs from a drug dropbox inside the police station. Joe Emminger is the Town of Tonawanda supervisor, and on Twitterm he chimed in as to why they were suspended...
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Leon "Bruno" Nelson, who was murdered in July of 2017 by Dydisci Martin. (Photo courtesy of Nelson Family)
Mike Baggerman
March 22, 2019 - 1:47 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Dydisci Martin will spend the rest of his life in prison after he murdered Leon "Bruno" Nelson two summers ago. Judge Kenneth Case issued the sentence after Martin, 26, was found guilty in January for First Degree Murder. Martin killed his roommate's boyfriend after a dispute...
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Tom Puckett
March 15, 2019 - 1:53 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A man suspected of murdering his former girlfriend saw his bail revoked Friday. Shane Casado was released on bail March 6th. He is charged with fatally shooting 22 year old Rachel Wierzbicki back in November. But Erie County DA John Flynn says the information Casado and his...
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March 14, 2019 - 2:22 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - No charges will be filed against the Buffalo Police officer involved in the shooting death of Marcus Neal in December. The basic story alleges that Neal was caught stealing from the Wegman's on Amherst Street in Buffalo and a pursuit took place. When police ended up confronting...
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Brendan Keany
March 07, 2019 - 5:16 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - County Executive Mark Poloncarz was joined by several local enforcement officials, including District Attorney John Flynn and Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood, to announce a partnership to help combat gun violence. With $80,000 of Erie County funding, rewards to...
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Assemblymembers Monica Wallace (center) and Karen McMahon (left) and Erie County DA John Flynn (right) tout passage of law banning Revenge Porn. March 1, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 01, 2019 - 2:15 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The New York State Legislature passed a bill which would ban "revenge porn", which is the act of posting a sexually explicit photo of someone to the internet without their consent as a way to exact revenge against them. "(The intent) is to cause emotional and physical harm,"...
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Brendan Keany
February 20, 2019 - 5:18 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - District Attorney John Flynn and Buffalo Police Captain Jeff Rinaldo are warning the public about increases in robberies that occur during exchanges through online marketplaces. Since last July, there have been 18 social marketplace-related robberies reported to the...
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Brendan Keany
February 06, 2019 - 5:10 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - A partnership among law enforcement officials led to the arrest and arraignment of four individuals on charges of welfare fraud, according to Erie County District Attorney John Flynn. Erie County Welfare Fraud sweep leads to four arrests for public benefits thefts...
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US Attorney JP Kennedy (right) and John Flynn (podium) unveil new measure for law enforcement to battle opioid epidemic. February 6, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
February 06, 2019 - 4:20 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Law enforcement across Erie County will now treat opioid overdoses as crime scenes. The new policy calls for state and local law enforcement officers to input information into their on-board computers and to follow certain protocols for the processing of overdose scenes...
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Brendan Keany
January 23, 2019 - 5:53 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Erie County officials held a press conference this afternoon to highlight human trafficking awareness month. District Attorney John Flynn joined County Executive Mark Poloncarz and others to discuss the county's ongoing efforts to curb human trafficking in the...
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