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Buffalo Police Department and several officers facing lawsuits

Buffalo Police, Officers being sued
Posted at 5:58 AM, Jan 27, 2021

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Police Department and several officers are being sued, following an incident during summer protests in Buffalo.

Police Lieutenant Michael DeLong and other officers are accused of violating a protester's constitutional rights. The protester claims he was arrested during demonstrations and that his arrest led to him losing his job.

Lieutenant DeLong has had a history of run-ins before, a 7 Eyewitness News investigation uncovered 36 complaints against him in his 20 years on the force.

A city spokesperson says the city does not comment on pending litigation.