law enforcement

Niagara County Sheriff's vehicle. March 27, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 21, 2019 - 1:35 pm
CLARENCE, N.Y. (WBEN) - Law enforcement officials in Western New York are voicing concerns over the criminal justice reforms that will take effect on January 1. Those reforms include cash bail, which was eliminated for people accused of most misdemeanors and non-violent felony offenses. It also...
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WBEN Newsroom
November 07, 2019 - 10:45 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — State Republicans announced legislation and decried an overhaul to New York's bail law on Thursday, deepening a political battle as widespread changes to the state's criminal justice system go into effect at the beginning of next year. The bail law, passed by lawmakers...
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Body camera footage of Nicholas Belsito's arrest by Erie County Sheriff's Deputies Kenneth Achtyl and James Flowers. December 3, 2017
Tim Wenger
September 28, 2019 - 6:50 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The union representing the Erie County Sheriff's Department deputies is reacting angrily to the Erie County District Attorney's office following Friday's guilty verdicts in the Kenneth Achtyl trial. Erie County Sheriff's Deputy Kenneth Achtyl Found Guilty The Erie County...
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Courtesy of Facebook
August 15, 2019 - 10:46 pm
LEWISTON (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Today's vitriolic, and at times, downright depressing social media climate can be overwhelming. However, an incident that took place in Lewiston over the last week or so shows that social media, when used effectively, can be used for positive things as well - in...
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February 25, 2019 - 3:58 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Federal Court jury in the Corey Krug trial has come to agreement on three of the four charges in the police brutality trial. Judge Richard Arcara will require the jury to reconvene at 9am Tuesday to continue deliberation on the additional charge against the Buffalo Police...
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February 20, 2019 - 2:00 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York's governor doesn't want state police to routinely release mug shots of criminal suspects, or booking records about exactly what they're being arrested for. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal is the latest by states aimed at curtailing the so-called "internet...
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February 19, 2019 - 10:07 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — Police body camera footage is subject to public disclosure under New York law, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday. The Appellate Division panel rejected a police union's argument that body camera footage constitutes a personnel record and is therefore covered by a state law...
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Clymer Schools
September 02, 2018 - 7:13 pm
CLYMER, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A rural western New York school is joining a growing number of schools that will house a law enforcement substation. Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace says his deputies will use their office at the Clymer Central School to do paperwork and interviews while maintaining...
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February 23, 2018 - 9:33 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A New York sheriff's group and a state Senate Republican are pushing to have an armed police officer at every school in the state in the wake of the Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead. What isn't clear yet is who would foot the bill for placing an armed officer...
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November 15, 2017 - 12:41 pm
Cheektowaga, N.Y. (WBEN) - Cheektowaga Police Wednesday released dashcam video of the capture of the Dollar General shooting suspect along Union Road. 29 year old Travis Green of Cheektowaga was arraigned on charges in Cheektowaga Town Court in connection with Tuesday's terrifying shooting incident...
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