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Exposés, reports
and analysis.

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by Jim Heaney

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by Dan Telvock

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and commentary

Jul
28

City Hall inertia on one-sided police contract

Reforming the Buffalo Police Department will require changes in the labor contract between the city and its police union. Major changes. An analysis by Investigative Post found the contract — a behemoth of a document comprising nearly 400 pages of agreements, amendments, arbitration awards and memoranda — is decidedly one-sided in favor of the union. […]

Jul
08

Heaney discusses suspended cop on WBEN

Lt. Michael DeLong has been investigated 36 times by the Internal Affairs unit of the Buffalo Police Department and suspended four times. His recent vile outburst directed at a woman recording him on her cell phone makes five. Jim Heaney discusses with NewsRadio 930 WBEN.

Jun
26

Ingersoll talks police on the radio

Ali Ingersoll has had a busy week covering police-related issues, producing stories involving the arrest of protesters in Niagara Square, demonstrators in front of Mayor Byron Brown’s house, and the filing of a legal action against the Police Department involving an altercation last month with Quentin Suttles. She spoke Friday morning with WBEN and WBFO […]

Jun
19

Gambini: Senecas & COVID-19 on WBEN

The Seneca Nation of Indians has weathered the pandemic, but faces an uncertain economic future because of its impact on the tribe’s casino and hospitality business. Casino-related revenues account for nearly three-quarters of the nation’s budget. Phil Gambini discusses his recent story with NewsRadio 930 WBEN.  

Jun
12

Heaney assesses police reforms on WBEN

Some in the media have described Mayor Byron Brown’s proposed police reforms as “sweeping.” Not so, Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney told Susan Rose during an interview Friday on NewsRadio 930 WBEN. The reforms are modest, at best, he said. Heaney and Ali Ingersoll, in an analysis published Wednesday, concluded that while the mayor’s proposals […]

Jun
09

Geoff Kelly on “outside agitators” on WBEN

Geoff Kelly reported last Friday on the suspect claims of local politicians and police officials that outside agitators were behind disturbances at anti-racism protests here in Buffalo. Kelly found all but one person arrested in relation to the protests is from the Buffalo area and that much of the so-called intelligence cited by authorities was based […]

May
16

Lawsuit challenges Cuomo’s COVID-19 orders

A Buffalo-area attorney has filed a legal challenge to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s use of executive powers to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, terming his actions a “disturbing and gross abuse” of authority. Corey Hogan contends Cuomo has exceeded the powers granted a governor under state law to issue executive orders. His federal lawsuit, filed Wednesday in […]

May
08

Gambini radio interviews on OTB story

Earlier this week, Phil Gambini reported that the Western Regional Off Track Betting Corp. has secured $3.2 million in federal funding intended to help small business weather the COVID-19 pandemic. The story also detailed how OTB chief Henry Wojtaszek has doubled his salary since starting with the organization, despite its uneven financial performance and ongoing […]