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Suspended BPD lieutenant has salary reinstated after derogatory comments in June

Buffalo Police, Officers being sued
Posted at 12:15 PM, Jul 30, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo Police Lieutenant Michael DeLong is now being paid by the City of Buffalo after serving a 30 day unpaid suspension for verbally assaulting a woman a month ago.

DeLong is now suspended with pay.

In 2019, records show he was paid $96,727 and he has a history of allegations against him.

Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood used the full extent of his authority by suspending DeLong for 30 days, after that he is forced to pay any officer because of the contract the City of Buffalo negotiated with the police union.

This contract expired in June of 2019, but the two parties have not been able to come to a new agreement.