Suspended Buffalo Police Officer arraigned on assault charges

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.

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