Investigations

Exposés, reports
and analysis.

Outrages & Insights

Muckraking blog
by Jim Heaney

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Environmental blog
by Dan Telvock

Tom Toles

Editorial cartoons
and commentary

Jul
13

Former Bills great recalls beating by police

On a cold winter night in 1987, Booker Edgerson was driving down Bailey Avenue, just a few blocks from where he then lived on Buffalo’s East Side. Suddenly, a flash in his rearview mirror: a police car signaling him to pull over. So he pulled into a parking lot — a “mistake,” he later called […]

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.

Jul
07

Ingersoll discusses police, protests on WBFO

Ali Ingersoll has extensively covered Buffalo police and the recent protests about them. Jay Moran interviewed her about recent developments on WBFO’s Press Pass.

Jul
07

Suspended cop has been disciplined a lot

 Updated: 1:55 p.m. The Buffalo police lieutenant suspended last week for his vile insult of a woman filming him has previously been suspended four times during his career and been the subject of 36 misconduct complaints lodged by citizens or the department. Twelve involve inappropriate use of force; three have involved domestic incidents.  Investigative […]

Jul
05

News outlets struggling to varying degrees

The state of local news media in Western New York was in a precarious position before anyone heard of COVID-19. Now that the virus has wreaked its havoc on both public health and the economy, the situation is that much more concerning. The problems of The Buffalo News have been well documented previously in this […]

Jul
01

Vulgar insult by cop only the half of it

Further details about the incident Sunday in which a Buffalo police lieutenant verbally accosted a woman suggest police didn’t know how to properly handle a mentally ill man or the woman who taped the episode. The incident, which resulted in Lieutenant Michael DeLong getting suspended without pay for calling Ruweyda Salim a “disrespectful little fucking […]

Jun
29

Police suspend cop over misogynist insult

Updated: 9:01 p.m. Buffalo police have suspended a lieutenant without pay Monday night and launched an Internal Affairs investigation into an incident captured on video Sunday in which he called a woman a vile name when she questioned why 10 officers were called to deal with a man who appeared high on drugs.  In the […]

Jun
28

HarpData tries, tries again

HarpData, already months behind completing a project to provide wi-fi access to thousands of Buffalo students, sought work on another school district job earlier this year and is now complaining it didn’t get the contract. The district’s purchasing director rejected the company’s bid, deeming HarpData a “non-responsible bidder.”  Now, three months later, HarpData is crying […]