Departmental Documents

Use of Force

In the four-year period between 2012 and 2015, the Buffalo Police Department reported 1,955 use of force incidents. This is equivalent to an annual rate of two incidents per three officers. Of those against whom forced was used, 18% were reported to have sustained an injury.  In addition, the department provided 12 Firearm Discharge Reports. Of these, four reported that the person was shot, one of whom was killed during a traffic stop.

The information provided by the Buffalo Police Department did not include any demographic information about the people against whom force was used.

The policy documents we received from the department are linked below

Additional Department Policies

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