We can’t definitively say that Timothy Howard is the worst sheriff in the history of the world – also in the running, after all, are Joe Arpai…
The county Legislature leadership is publicly announcing a full package of legislation, dubbed "Pathway Forward."
"Howard’s time in office has been plagued by controversy and even tragedy," writes The News' Editorial Board.
We have no reason to dispute the conclusion of Attorney General Letitia James that no criminal charges are appropriate in the jailhouse death …
The AG called Cummings’ death a “terrible tragedy,” but said her investigators had not found enough evidence to support criminal charges.
New York State Attorney General Letitia James cited state law in keeping secret most of the evidence her office did have.
A former Erie County prosecutor says the DA's team let her go when her messy divorce spilled into public view and made the DA uncomfortable.
"Asking police officers to do the job of mental health professionals is completely unreasonable," writes The News' Editorial Board.
Tawana Wyatt, whose daughter India Cummings died in the Erie County Holding Center in 2017, speaks to protesters during a stop outside the Eri…
Buffalo native Raina Lipsitz writes "The people of Erie County cannot afford to wait any longer," to have Sheriff Timothy B. Howard removed from office.
Myles Carter held his hands up and started to explain to a news camera why he was protesting. Nine seconds later, police tackled him to the pavement.
The family of India Cummings filed a new lawsuit, this one alleging 72 deputies at the Erie County Holding Center were “criminalizing Cummings’ mental illness” by filing additional charges against her in jail — instead of providing her with proper medical care. Cummings died on Feb. 21, 2016, 20 days after being incarcerated at the Erie County Holding Center for
The word “homicide” is not thrown around lightly, but that was the term chosen by the state Commission of Correction’s Medical Review Board after examining the death of inmate India Cummings after her 17 days in the Erie County Holding Center. Her death was homicide due to medical neglect while in the custody of county sheriff deputies, the review