Details emerge of police disciplinary records

Investigative Post has been combing through the documents it received earlier this week from the Buffalo Police Department that starts to paint a picture of officers most frequently investigated by Internal Affairs for inappropriate behavior.

We’re seeking additional records to provide a more complete picture, but here is what we’ve ascertained so far:

  • Seventeen of the 29 officers named in the documents live outside the city, many of them in West Seneca.
  • Seventy-nine percent are white, vs. 67 percent of the department as a whole. This, in a city that is 56 percent minority.
  • Their average pay is $100,200, slightly higher than the department as a whole.

Investigative Post was among the news outlets that received the records under the state Freedom of Information Law. Police disciplinary records were not disclosable until a change in state law enacted last month.