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Buffalo Police Sued in Civil Lawsuit for Unlawful Arrest

For at least the third time in less than a year, Buffalo police officers are being accused in a federal civil lawsuit of lying or covering up for their mistakes.

Daniel Mele, of Buffalo, states in his Aug. 17 civil lawsuit that once the officers realized they had arrested an innocent person, they “conspired to cover up the fact that Mr. Mele had been wrongfully arrested without legal justification.”

The lawsuit states that at around 4:45 a.m. on Aug. 29, 2019, Mele was on the sidewalk near his home on Tioga Street when Buffalo Police Officers Andrew R. Thomas and Phillip Edwards tackled Mele from behind, which rendered Mele “momentarily unconscious.”

Read the source article at News 4 Buffalo

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