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A resolution asking that statistics and other information on police misconduct allegations be made available, when requested, to the Common Council’s Police Oversight Committee will be considered when city lawmakers meet 2 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall.

The resolution, introduced by Council President Darius G. Pridgen, is in response to local and national concerns about African-American being shot by police and general police misconduct nationally and in Buffalo. Pridgen said relevant data would include such things as the location of alleged incidents of mistreatment by police, as well as the race of the officer and the person making the allegation of abuse.

Also, Pridgen said, before voting any monetary settlements resulting from a police misconduct allegation, the Common Council should be given information on prior and outstanding claims against an officer.

Buffalo police officials said police do keep and use such statistics, and related information, but Mayor Byron W. Brown said state law may prohibit some of that information from being made public.

This week:

• The Common Council is scheduled to meet 8:15 a.m. Dec. 30 in Room 901, City Hall.