Protesters send message to Erie County DA, write ‘resign’ outside county court building


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On Tuesday evening, protesters marched from Genesee Street to Niagara Square.

Buffalo, NY – Tuesday night protest was organized in Buffalo in the name of Willie Henley – a man shot dead a Buffalo police officer During a mental health call during the Weekend.

Henley faces assault charges After allegations of beating a Buffalo police officer with an aluminum baseball bat on Saturday.

Our nonprofit partners reported on the Investigative Post that people met at around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Henley shooting scene near Genesee Street and Michigan Avenue. At about 7 pm, the group queued up and walked across the buffalo toward Niagara Square shouting “Say his name! Willie Henley!”

The protesters could also be heard chanting, “No justice, no peace,” “We’re not falling with Byron Brown. He doesn’t care about the city,” and “Don’t shoot.”

Ali Ingersoll, a reporter for the Investigative Post, reported that the word “resign” was painted in block letters halfway outside the Erie County Courthouse. Ingersoll says it was a letter from the protesters to Erie County Attorney General John J. Flynn.

Flynn told Ingersoll in response to the message, “I’m not distracted or discouraged by people who disagree with me; I respect their opinion. I just do my job to the best of my ability every day and I’ll keep doing it.”

They released the people WNY demanding to resign From Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood and Flynn.

De’Jon Hall spoke with 2 On Your Side’s Claudine Ewing earlier in the day saying, “We are calling Mayor Brown, Commissioner Lockwood and unfortunately we have to demand John Flynn resign as well. After yesterday when John Flynn decided it was okay to go to a hospital room. Mr. Henley and his trial for felony assault on an officer who carried a weapon. “

The protesters marched back to Genesee Street, ending the protest at around 8:30 p.m. where it began.


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