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BPD Twitter account criticizes Erie County's COVID-19 vaccine rollout in now-deleted tweet

Now-deleted tweet from @BPDAlerts
Posted at 6:48 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 18:48:21-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — In a now-deleted tweet, the official Buffalo Police Department Twitter account criticized Erie County's handling of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Wednesday evening.

In response to a tweet from WBEN NewsRadio 930AM, the Buffalo police Twitter account tweeted the following

What a failure the leadership of Erie [C]ounty has turned out to be. That's why the state opened up their own site at UB. They knew the county couldn't get it done.
Now-deleted tweet from the Buffalo Police Department

This follows news that the Erie County Department of Health had to cancel its COVID-19 vaccine clinics from January 23rd to January 27th at ECC North and ECC South due to a short supply.

Buffalo police Captain Jeff Rinaldo tells 7 Eyewitness News this tweet was "unauthorized" and the department is in the process of changing the password for the account.