Buffalo Police Officers With The Most Citizens Complaints In 5 Years
According to WIVB, records of Buffalo Police Officers can now be viewed by the public and the media. The 50a Law has been replied by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, This is the law that shielded Buffalo Police Officers disciplinary records from public viewing.
With the recent scrutiny of Buffalo Police Officers from the community, repealing this law is a step in the right direction toward police reform in my opinion. According to WIVB, there is a list of the top 10% of officers with the most excessive force complaints from June, 30th 2015 through June, 30th 2020.
Although these are only complaints and have not been validated by the internal investigation department, It is important to show transparency, which is another step in building trust between people in the community, and the Buffalo Police department, in my opinion.
According to WIVB, there is also a list of the top 10% of officers who have the most external complaints against them in the same five year period. Buffalo Police Officers are faced with tough situations every day, now that Law 50a has been repealed, maybe this would help the "few bad apples" understand and realized, that the people they are policing, have access to information that was not available to them in the past.
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