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The judge also ruled now-former Deputy Kenneth P. Achtyl is liable for battery for the blows he inflicted with his baton, which left Nicholas Belsito with a concussion and a broken nose.
All are likely to ramp up fundraising efforts because candidates running countywide in upstate New York’s most populous county can spend hundreds of thousands of dollars, especially if they lack name recognition.
A candidate for Erie County sheriff says anyone caught illegally possessing a handgun should be held without bail and charged with a Class B felony, which can put them in prison for up to 25 years.
Depositions given by Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard – who looms large over this year’s sheriff’s race – and former deputy Kenneth Achtyl shed light on their thoughts about what happened during the incident that led to the charges against Achtyl, and in the courtroom.
The recent blip involves small numbers – around a half-dozen more new cases a day over 10 days in the five-county Western New York region.
Ted DiNoto is an Amherst police lieutenant who chose not to run in the Republican primary and instead established a line for himself by circulating an independent nominating petition.
Petitions to appear on independent ballot lines had too few valid signatures to meet the requirements, the Elections Board staff found.
Democrat Brian J. Gould, who had been the Democratic Party’s favorite, pledged his support to the candidate who beat him in the party primary Tuesday, Kimberly Beaty, and will no longer seek the office.
Republican and Democratic voters Tuesday turned away the candidates recommended by their parties' leaders to elect upstarts in the race for Erie County sheriff.
Recently obtained documents reveal that the Buffalo Police Internal Affairs team accused two officers of lying to an investigator, under oath, about the bogus cocaine charge they lodged against a Black motorist last year.