Steve Cohen

Mike Baggerman
December 04, 2018 - 1:07 am
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Yesterday, District Attorney John Flynn announced there will be no charges filed against the officer who fatally shot Pito Rivera in September. Erie County DA John Flynn announces no charges in the summer death of Pito Rivera. Rivera had a gun and turned towards...
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WBEN Photo: Memorial at the scene of the shooting
Tom Puckett
November 26, 2018 - 7:15 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The family of Pito Rivera, shot dead by Buffalo Police in September, has filed a notice of claim against the department and the city. Rivera was fatally wounded September 12th as he was running down Plymouth Avenue. "We see him being shot and killed, and we do not see any firearm...
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WBEN Photo/TIm Wenger
September 16, 2018 - 9:52 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The attorney representing the victim in Wednesday's fatal officer-involved shooting says surveillance video he has obtained tells a very different story from the one being characterized by the initial Buffalo Police investigation. Attorney Steve Cohen is representing the...
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Tom Puckett
April 03, 2018 - 5:23 pm
West Seneca, NY (WBEN) New York State has decided to keep the WNY Children's Psychiatric Center open. This comes hours after an attorney representing a group pushing to keep it open called for an investigation into the motives why. Erie County Legislator Joe Lorigo says, “I applaud the state’s...
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WBEN Photo
April 03, 2018 - 11:18 am
Williamsville, N.Y. (WBEN) - Saying "the law is the law" and "when you attack our kids you strike a nerve", attorney Steven Cohen and the Save the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center Coalition are asking the New York State Comptroller to investigate Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The coalition wants...
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Tom Puckett
October 11, 2017 - 1:47 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Judge Catherine Nugent Panepinto has ruled against a petition to block a coalition led by a local assemblyman to continue efforts to keep the Children's Psychiatric Center open in West Seneca. "These are children, your Honor. Minors", says attorney Steve Cohen arguing against...
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