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Jun
06

State accredits Buffalo police

The Buffalo Police Department has finally been accredited by outside evaluators. The City Charter requires such accreditation, but the department had long ignored the mandate. That changed when Investigative Post reported the requirement in January 2017. Since then, police officials have been working with a division of the state Department of Criminal Justice to review […]

Jun
06

Buffalo comptroller flip flops

 On Tuesday morning, the Buffalo Common Council’s Legislation Committee expected a visit from interim Comptroller Barbara Miller-Williams. Miller-Williams had been invited to explain why she had issued a second, amended evaluation of Mayor Byron Brown’s proposed budget for the fiscal year 2019-2020. She didn’t show on Tuesday morning. Instead, Miller-Williams sent a deputy and […]

Jun
04

Newman joins Investigative Post board

Declaring “a healthy community starts with transparency,” Michael F. Newman, a civically engaged business executive has joined the board of Investigative Post. Newman is executive vice president of NOCO Energy Corp., where he is responsible for business development. Newman is very active in the community, presently serving as chairman of the Kaleida Foundation, treasurer of Buffalo […]

Jun
03

iPost coverage of police drowning wins award

Reporting that showed how the Buffalo Police Department put Officer Craig Lehner in harm’s way before his drowning in 2017 has won a statewide reporting award. The New York State Associated Press selected the story by Daniela Porat as the top investigative  story broadcast in 2018 on radio stations in mid-sized markets. The story aired […]

May
31

Ciminelli appeals corruption conviction

 Lawyers for Louis Ciminelli have appealed his felony conviction last summer on corruption charges related to the Buffalo Billion. Ciminelli, president of LPCiminelli, and Alain Kaloyeros, head of a state-affiliated development corporation, were convicted for their roles in the awarding of the contract to develop the $750 million facility to house Tesla’s solar panel […]

May
30

Troubling signs from Buffalo’s comptroller

Well, she went ahead and did it. There was no good reason to do it, but she did it anyway. Interim Buffalo Comptroller Barbara Miller-Williams has issued an amendment to her own office’s critical assessment of Mayor Byron Brown’s projected 2019-2020 budget. The initial comptroller’s response was released on May 10, the deadline for the […]

May
29

Investigative Post is hiring reporters

Investigative Post, a nonprofit investigative reporting center in Buffalo, N.Y., is looking for two experienced reporters to join our award-winning team. We’re looking for reporters with at least five years of experience and  a track record of producing compelling, high-impact stories. Good writing skills are a must; data skills a plus. We produce stories for […]

May
21

The cost of suspending driver’s licenses

 A “staggering” number of motorists across the state, including Western New York, lose their driver’s license every year. The state suspends more than a half-million annually; the count in Erie County approaches 26,000. Drivers can lose their license without violating traffic laws. Failure to pay state taxes or make child support payments are among the […]