Buffalo PBA: officers on leave should be paid more

Proposed bill sent to Common Council

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - The Buffalo Police Benevolent Association is asking the city to give officers more money, if they are placed on involuntary leave due to an Attorney General’s Office investigation.

The PBA has proposed a law to the Buffalo Common Council requesting that the city pay the officers involved in the investigation their salary, in addition to any other provable economic loss, including overtime and lost wages from department-approved additional employment.

According to the PBA, the proposed law would begin 60 days after the Attorney General’s Office begins the investigation.

The PBA cites two officers in the proposal, who spent nearly 10 months on leave during a state investigation into an officer-involved death.

The Buffalo Common Council has sent the proposed law to the Police Oversight Committee for further review.

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