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Councilman recalls racism as a cop

David Rivera tells Investigative Post he witnessed racism by his fellow cops during his 25 years on the force.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Add Niagara District Councilman David Rivera to the list of Buffalo police officers who have described a racist “culture” within the city’s police department.

In an interview with Investigative Post two years ago, Rivera — who chairs the Common Council’s Police Oversight Committee — remembered the thrill of joining the Buffalo Police Department 30 years ago.

“When I came on from the Academy, I was excited,” he said. “I wanted to hit the street running. I wanted to get in the police car, I wanted to patrol, I wanted to answer calls. I wanted to stay busy.”  You can read the full story on Investigative Post's website

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