Community Conversation on December 2019 Police-Involved
On Tuesday, March 10th, the Police Advisory Board (PAB) will host a public event
with Black Love Resists in the Rust (BLRR) to address the Buffalo police-involved
shooting that occurred on December 29th, 2019. During a traffic stop at the
intersection of Lonsdale and Northland, a 30 year old man was shot by a Buffalo
Police Officer. BLRR has been actively working with residents who were impacted
by this shooting and seeks to start a conversation with Council Members, Police, and
the community. This is an opportunity for the family of the shooting victim and
Buffalo residents to voice concerns to the members of the Common Council on
policing and community-police relations in the City of Buffalo. The PAB has
previously hosted community forums and shared concerns and policy
recommendations with the Common Council and the Buffalo Police Department at
the Police Oversight Committee Meetings of the Common Council.
Details of Event:
Public Community Meeting:
Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
Delavan-Grider Community Center
877 East Delavan Avenue, Buffalo, NY
The PAB is an independent advisory committee created by the Buffalo Common
Council to focus on policing and community-police relations in the City of Buffalo.
Members of the Board are all volunteers and Buffalo residents who represent a
diverse range of backgrounds, neighborhoods, issues, expertise, and generations.
The PAB works by consulting with Buffalo residents and advocating on their behalf
by making recommendations to the Common Council and Buffalo Police
Department about how policing and community-police relationships can be
improved. Over the past 2 years, the PAB has issued reports and testified to the
Common Council on issues including the police body-worn camera policy, police
officer performance evaluations, community policing, officer trainings, and the
police union contract.