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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
26

DA wants out of police brutality case

 Erie County District Attorney John Flynn has requested that his office be recused in an investigation to determine whether two Buffalo police officers – Ronald Ammerman and Michael Scheu – should be criminally charged for using excessive force, Investigative Post has learned. Sources told Investigative Post that Flynn’s office is making the argument there […]

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
25

Ali Ingersoll tells WGRZ about brutality claim

Ali Ingersoll spoke with Michael Wooten and Maryalice Demler on WGRZ about a May 10 altercation between two white Buffalo police officers and an African American man who filed a notice of claim Thursday alleging brutality. As Investigative Post previously reported, Quentin Suttles, 30, was pulled over by Officers Ronald Ammerman and Michael Scheu as he […]

Jun
24

Mayor skedaddles when protesters approach

Donald Trump fled to a bunker in the basement of the White House earlier this month when protesters rallied in front of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Mayor Byron Brown did him one better tonight when he fled in a police car when a group of about 70 protesters began marching down his street. Our Ali Ingersoll […]

Jun
24

Police arrest Niagara Square protesters

Buffalo Police today arrested 13 protesters who had been occupying Niagara Square for a week and a half.  The order to clear the square came directly from Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood, police spokesman Captain Jeff Rinaldo told Investigative Post. The arrests were made about 1 a.m. Wednesday, just hours before the department put in place […]

Jun
23

Heaney discusses Buffalo Police on ‘Pressroom

Jim Heaney talks the pitfalls and politics of policing during an interview with David Lombardo of The Capitol Pressroom. Investigative Post has reported extensively on policing issues since 2016, including coverage of anti-racism protests in recent weeks.