BUFFALO, N.Y. — The State Attorney General's Office is investigating Buffalo Police checkpoints.

A spokesperson says the investigation was sparked this summer after Black Lives Matter Buffalo and other groups filed a complaint with the office about the police department's practices.

Investigators for the Attorney General's Office have reached out to Buffalo Police and requested any documents about how vehicle checkpoints are conducted, how locations for them are determined and why they're done to begin with.

Also requested were any documents related to the department's agreement to provide security for the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority's complexes.

A spokesperson for the Buffalo Police Department released the following statement: 

"As we said before the complaint was filed, any allegation of discrimination is completely false. Since that complaint is currently being litigated, any further comment on this matter would be inappropriate at this time. "