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Fired on the spot

City Hall is buzzing over the firing of chief city auditor Darryl McPherson. Comptroller Mark Schroeder confirmed that he dismissed McPherson shortly after fielding an complaint abut his use of a cell phone camera to take inappropriate photos of a staff member without her knowledge. McPherson contends his departure was based on professional differences.


Sordid details on City Hall firing

By Jim Heaney / Investigative Post City Hall’s top fiscal watchdog was fired by Comptroller Mark Schroeder Thursday  under sordid  circumstances. Darryl McPherson said his departure was based on professional disagreements with his boss. But Schroeder said he fired his chief auditor  shortly after he received a complaint about incidents involving inappropriate conduct by McPherson. […]


City’s audit chief abruptly fired

By Jim Heaney / Investigative Post Comptroller Mark Schroeder fired the city’s chief auditor this afternoon for undisclosed reasons and ordered him to leave City Hall immediately. Schroeder said he fired Darryl McPherson over an incident, rather than his work performance, but declined to go into details. McPherson, who served as chief auditor since 2007, […]


Erie County the gun selling capital of New York

WGRZ looks at our state’s relatively restrictive gun regulations and where the dealers are. Working with data developed by Investigative Post, 2 On Your Side found more than 90 gun dealers in Erie County, tops in the state


Who is stiffing Housing Court?

Investigative Post identifies the biggest scofflaws who have failed to pay fines and why the court came down so heavy in the first place. Featured Thursday on WGRZ.


Twenty-two million bucks

That’s how much in fine money City Hall has passed on trying to collect from delinquent property owners. An iPost report co-produced with WGRZ 2 On Your Side.


Allison Duwe interview

Executive director of Coalition for Economic Justice talks about low-wage jobs, wasteful subsidies and a lack of progressive sensibilities among most local and state politicians.


Interview: Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster

Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney interviewed Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster on the impact of the Wallenda Walk, the numerous challenges faced by Niagara Falls, and how the standoff between state and Seneca Nation officials is costing the city money that would otherwise be helping to promote economic development. Dyster, in the interview that aired […]