Buffalo Police Officer pleads not guilty to assault charges

Posted at 9:36 AM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 09:36:18-04

Friday morning the Erie County DA announced Officer Joseph Hassett, of the Buffalo Police, was arraigned on two counts of Assault in the Third Degree, Official Misconduct and one count of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the Second Degree. 

His arraignment was originally scheduled for September 5, but he asked the court to appear at an earlier date. 

Hassett pleaded not guilty and was released. 

He will appear for a pre-trial conference on September 12 at 9:30 a.m.