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Quentin Suttles, 31, faced up to 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the weapons charge in April as his jury trial was about to start.
Quentin Suttles pleaded guilty Tuesday morning for criminal possession of a weapon.
In the cellphone video of the May 10 arrest, Officer Ronald Ammerman is seen repeatedly punching Quentin Suttles in the face while Officer Michael C. Scheu is holding him down on the ground.
In its recent editorial, The News’ editorial board argued to keep the Buffalo Police Department in traffic enforcement. We respectfully disagree.
The News has obtained disciplinary records of four Buffalo officers accused of using excessive force in two high-profile incidents this year.
Black Lives Matter protesters took to the streets of Buffalo again Saturday night on a Fourth of July like no other. With unsanctioned fireworks going off throughout the city, a group of about 40 to 50 protesters first gathered at 6:30 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Park.
A short clip of a cellphone video that was widely shared in May led to an internal investigation by police.
The five minutes that followed a traffic stop ended with an officer punching Quentin Suttles in the face and head while he was pinned on the ground.
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.
Quentin Suttles' case is one of several that has drawn the attention of Black Lives Matter protesters in Buffalo.
Quentin Suttles, 30, suffered a fractured shoulder blade and orbital bone as a result of the incident that followed a traffic stop on May 10, according to legal papers filed by his attorney in State Supreme Court Thursday.
A group of local clergy and community leaders wants Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood to suspend two police officers shown on a video holding down a suspect and hitting him in the face during an arrest. VOICE Buffalo, in a letter Friday, said the officers’ treatment of 30-year-old Quentin Suttles of Buffalo during his arrest Sunday was an excessive