Buffalo Police officer suspended following alleged police misconduct investigation

Created: 04/29/2014 9:27 PM WHEC.com

News10NBC has learned new information in the alleged police misconduct in Buffalo.

On Monday, we've learned that six officers were placed on leave. On Tuesday, the department suspended one of those officers without pay. 

The alleged police misconduct was caught on tape. The video shows a man, now identified as John Willett, laying on the ground, being roughly handled by police. 

The police commissioner said officials were investigating the incident which happened 10 days ago.

News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.


Scattered Clouds
61° | 40°
  • Feels like: 63° F
  • Wind: NW 13mph
  • Humidity: 45%
  • Wed Plenty of sun
    64° | 43°
  • Thu Mix of sun and clouds
    62° | 42°
  • Fri Plenty of sun
    57° | 45°
  • Sat Sunny
    65° | 44°