Buffalo Bills Lineman Arrested in Ohio

July 13, 2017  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Buffalo Bills Lineman Arrested in Ohio

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Adolphus Washington was arrested this week in Ohio. I spoke to WGRZ's Kelly Dudzik about the charges. Click the image above for more information or here for the full story.

Bills Lineman Adolphus Washington Arrested

July 13, 2017  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Bills Lineman Adolphus Washington Arrested

Buffalo Bills lineman Adolphus Washington was arrested this week on a firearms charge. I spoke to WIVB about the case. My comments can be found in the video below.

Injuries After Fireworks Malfunction in Lancaster

July 7, 2017  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Injuries After Fireworks Malfunction in Lancaster

A mother and her six-month-old child suffered second degree burns after a fireworks malfunction in Lancaster. I spoke to Mary Alice Demler from WGRZ about who could be charged for these injuries and why. Click the picture above for more information and click here for the full story.

Racist Vandalism in Arcade, Orchard Park, and Sardinia

July 7, 2017  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Racist Vandalism in Arcade, Orchard Park, and Sardinia

Four suspects are facing hate crime charges after being arrested in connection to vandalism complaints in Arcade. I spoke to WIVB about these charges and what the consequences could be for the suspects. Click here for the full story.

Supreme Court Takes on Cell Phone Privacy Case

June 6, 2017  |  APPEALS, CONSTITUTIONAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Supreme Court Takes on Cell Phone Privacy Case

The United States Supreme Court announced on Monday that they will be hearing a case regarding cell phone privacy and obtaining cell phone records without a warrant. I spoke to WIVB about the case. Click the picture above for more information and click here for the full story.

Western New York Opioid Epidemic

May 31, 2017  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Western New York Opioid Epidemic

I spoke to WGRZ about efforts to curb the opioid epidemic in Western New York. Click the picture above for more information and click here for the full story.

Device Proposed to Prevent Distracted Driving

May 11, 2017  |  CONSTITUTIONAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Device Proposed to Prevent Distracted Driving

New York could become the first state in the country to legalize the use of “textalyzers” in order to curtail distracted driving. Similarly to how a breathalyzer detects if someone has been driving under the influence of alcohol, a textalyzer would be able to detect if a person was using their cell phone while driving. I spoke to WGRZ's Michael Wooten about why I believe using this device may be ruled unconstitutional. Click the picture above for more information and click here for the full story.

Debate Over Cheektowaga Sex Offender Law

May 3, 2017  |  CONSTITUTIONAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Debate Over Cheektowaga Sex Offender Law

The Cheektowaga Town Council held a hearing concerning repealing the town’s sex offender law, which is more restrictive than the state code. The New York State Court of Appeals has ruled the law unconstitutional. I spoke to WIVB about the law’s constitutionality and what options the Town of Cheektowaga police have for enforcement. Click on the image above for more information and click here to read the full story.

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Uber/Lyft Drivers and Sex Offenses

May 1, 2017  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Uber/Lyft Drivers and Sex Offenses

Ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft were recently legalized as part of the new New York State budget. As it stands, the law prohibits Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders from getting the permits needed to drive for one of these companies. I spoke to WGRZ about the proposed bill that would prevent all registered sex offenders of any level from getting ride sharing permits. Click the photo above for more and click here for the full story.

Raise the Age Proposal

April 5, 2017  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Raise the Age Proposal

The New York State budget continues to be negotiated but, as of yet, no agreement has been reached. One issue that could be delaying its approval is known as "Raise the Age", which is a push to raise the age of criminal responsibility in New York State from 16 to 18. I spoke to WGRZ about this issue and what it could mean for New York's criminal justice system. Click the photo above for more and click here for the full story.