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Buffalo police promote nine new lieutenants and detectives

Six new Buffalo police lieutenants and three detectives were sworn in during a ceremony Monday morning in police headquarters.

Promoted to lieutenant were Detective Vicki Smith and Police Officers Mark M. Goodspeed, Andre M. Lloyd, Lashondra M. Roach, Peter C. Nigrelli and Jason R. Whitenight.

The following were promoted to detective: Officers Donna M. Benitez, Jose L. Lorenzo and Anthony O. Shea.

All promotions were to take effect at midnight Monday.

Mayor Byron W. Brown, Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda, Deputy Commissioner Kimberly L. Beaty and Chief of Detectives Dennis J. Richards all participated in the ceremony, held in the Police Academy auditorium.