BUFFALO, N.Y. — More than half of the 125 rifles Buffalo police bought two years ago sit unused because the department has yet to train officers in their use. And police say it’s probably going to be another two years until all the necessary training is completed.
“For some reason, unknown to us, the training ceased,” said John Evans, president of the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association. As a result, the rifle purchase ”seems like a colossal waste of money.”
The police attribute the slow rollout to factors including training requirements and the time demands of moving department headquarters and obtaining state accreditation. You can read the full story on Investigative Post's website.
Watch Ali Ingersoll's report Thursday on Channel 2 News at 5:30 PM.