Buffalo at a glance
Population by race and Hispanic origin
Cities in this database with the most similarly-sized populations
Full-time law enforcement staff, Buffalo Police Department
- 752 Officers
- 175 Civilian staff
Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents
- 2.96 Buffalo
- 2.3 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
- 2.2 National average
These figures reflect the Buffalo Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.
|Amount||Start and end dates||Recipient and description||Awarding agency||CFDA program||Type|
|BUFFALO, CITY OF 2021 JAG FUNDING FOR CITY OF BUFFALO, TOWN OF AMHERST, TOWN OF CHEEKTOWAGA, ERIE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY, AND ERIE COUNTY CENTRAL POLICE SERVICES.||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
|BUFFALO, CITY OF INITIATIVES TO REDUCE CRIME AND ENSURE PUBLIC SAFETY||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
|BUFFALO, CITY OF JAG 2019 PARTNERS: BUFFALO ERIE COUNTY AND TOWN OF CHEEKTOWAGA||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
|BUFFALO, CITY OF JAG 2018 PARTNERS YEAR 14||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
We identified 2 publicly reported settlements that resulted in $4,715,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
The City of Buffalo will pay $215,000 to settle four lawsuits concerning police misconduct that occurred between 2010-2018 .
The cases settled involved Tremel Stone, who was shot by a police officer when fleeing arrest in 2010, Rodriguez Howard, who was injured in a car crash with a police vehicle in 2018, Sabriena Chiles, who was unlawfully arrested and imprisoned in 2016, and Raymond Walker, who was pulled over by an officer in 2018 for crossing a double yellow line without signaling. These settlements prompted a push for a civilian review board to investigate incidents of police misconduct.
Wilson Morales was 17 years old when he was shot by a Buffalo police officer and paralyzed from the chest down during a car chase.
This settlement is one of the largest in the city’s history. Officers claimed that they feared Morales was trying to back his van into them when he reversed off a curb during the chase when the shooting occurred.