Buffalo Police Employee Charged with Threatening Woman, Firing Gun
An employee of the Buffalo Police Department has been charged with threatening a woman and firing a gun. Eric R. Pinkston, who is a cell block attendant, was arrested in connection to a domestic violence incident. According to WIVB, Pinkston was involved in an argument with someone in a home on Zelmer Street in Buffalo. It happened just after midnight, around 12:30 am, on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. He allegedly went outside and fired a weapon in the air.
According to the Erie County District Attorney John Flynn's Office, when Pinkston returned into the home, he pointed the gun at the woman and threatened her. WGRZ is reporting that Pinkston has been arraigned on one count of first-degree reckless endangerment and one count of second-degree reckless endangerment. He is due back in court on Friday, May 28, 2021, at 9:30 am. If he is convicted on all the charges, he is facing seven years behind bars. He has been suspended from his job with the Buffalo Police Department without pay, according to WGRZ's reporting.
Buffalo Police Officer Charged with Domestic Violence
Just about two weeks ago, another police officer with the Buffalo Police Department was arrested and charged with domestic violence. Irvin Gaymon was involved in an incident with a woman at a home in Buffalo on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. That incident also happened early in the morning, around 1:30 am, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Gaymon allegedly pushed a woman to the ground, then stood on her thigh and her neck.