Tom Burton

Tom Puckett
January 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo Police unveiled their new body cam policy on Wednesday. Rules will require officers to use them at almost any call, but the police union attorne says it's good all around. Capt. Jeff Rinaldo says the web cam policy requires officers to have the cams on whenever responding...
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Gladstone Street, where an officer-involved shooting occured on December 12, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
December 13, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The attorney for the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association says when an officer is confronted by an armed suspect, it's a split second decision between life and death. Attorney Tom Burton says an officer's mindset goes into tunnel vision. "What happens is you have a fairly benign...
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Tom Puckett
February 01, 2018 - 1:20 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The State Attorney General's office's special investigations unit released its report on the shooting death of Jose Hernandez-Rossy last year. It has determined there is no basis for charges against the Buffalo Police officers involved. READ: Complete report from NYS AG Office “...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - As the State Attorney General begins their investigation, questions continue to surround Sunday's officer involved shooting in Buffalo's Black Rock neighborhood. Perhaps none are more pressing than whether or not Jose Hernandez-Rossy, the suspect who was shot and killed, was...
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WBEN Photo - BPD works into the night investigating
May 10, 2017 - 5:42 am
As they begin to investigate the Buffalo Police's shooting of Jose Hernandez-Rossy on Sunday, the NYS Attorney General will have to wade through two vastly different views of what happened. Buffalo Police Benevolent Association Attorney Tom Burton says Hernandez-Rossy has fled from police before,...
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