BUFFALO, N.Y. — Mayor Byron Brown and Common Council President Darius Pridgen have put together a Buffalo Police reform package, providing Buffalo police with non-lethal options.
It includes the permanent phased in use of Tasers and a BolaWrap pilot program for members of the police department's behavioral health team.
They also are proposing a contract for the creation of a data center that will track and evaluate police training and practices in the field.
This legislation will soon go to the Common Council.
The city is anticipating federal disaster relief, along with grant money to help pay for these programs.