Suspended Buffalo Police Officer arraigned on assault charges

Posted at 1:00 PM, Dec 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-05 13:00:38-05

A suspended Buffalo Police Officer faced arraignment in State Supreme Court Tuesday.

Joseph Hassett pleaded not guilty to two counts of Assault, Official Misconduct, Offering a False Instrument for Filing and Making a Punishable False Written Statement.

Prosecutors say the 32-year-old caused physical injury to an individual in his custody at the Police Department on March 18, 2017.

Hassett was released on his own recognizance.