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October 19, 2017 - 6:12 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Nearly a week after the disappearance of Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner during an underwater recovery mission training session, the tributes to the fallen officer continue to come in. Lehner's remains were located by a BPD dive team Tuesday. From the Peace Bridge and...
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Tim Wenger
October 17, 2017 - 9:55 pm
The tragedy of the death of Buffalo Police underwater recovery team diver Craig Lehner is still settling in. It's disturbing, emotional and it's taking a toll on first responders. Craig Lehner died in a dangerous training mission in the turbulent waters of the Niagara River Friday. And, as is so...
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October 17, 2017 - 7:17 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - After the word had spread that the remains of Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner were located and recovered, a moving procession was quickly organized by the department. Hundreds of officers and emergency responders with lights and sirens proceeded from the Navy Operational...
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(WBEN) - Law enforcement across western New York are investigating a series of hit and run incidents that have happened over the past month. In the city of Buffalo alone, Police are looking for suspects in two hit and runs that happened last week. Attorney Paul Cambria joined us this morning to...
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Dave Debo
June 07, 2017 - 6:37 am
(WBEN) Over 1,300 fire police and homeland security officials are in Buffalo for a second day today to swap stories at the National Homeland Security Association's annual meeting, and one of the ones they are learning from is a nationally honored Niagara County Sheriff's Deputy who took a bullet...
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Dave Debo
May 12, 2017 - 6:55 am
The Black Rock shooting and confusion over whether suspect Jose Hernandez-Rossy was armed has given rise to many calls for Buffalo Police to have body cameras, but a range of practical and privacy concerns make their use a lot more complicated than just clipping the the equipment to the outside of...
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Tim Wenger
May 10, 2017 - 12:22 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County District Attorney John Flynn stood before reporters Wednesday to discuss the officer-involved shooting incident Sunday night that took the life of a suspect and led the the serious injury of a Buffalo Police officer. "My role in this matter is over", Flynn said as...
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WBEN Photo- BPD collecting evidence on Garfield Street
Dave Debo
May 10, 2017 - 7:37 am
The fatal police shooting of Jose Hernandez-Rossy after police say he opened fire on them thrusts the issues of crime and policing into the spotlight, in a year when Buffalo Mayor Brown faces a three-way Democratic primary challenge for his re-election. WBEN spoke with Brown and his opponents City...
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