A multiagency police strike force has made 145 arrests and seized nearly $2,500 in cash during the first 10 days of an effort to target crime hot spots across Buffalo.
Mayor Byron W. Brown and other officials announced the results of the program and their interest in seeing it continue at a news conference Thursday at Grant Street and Garner Avenue on the West Side.
He was joined by representatives of the Buffalo Police Department, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office and State Police.
“This is sending out a very strong message to the crime element,” the mayor said. “Don’t do it because we’re watching, and our police officers are out there, and it’s just a matter of time before we arrest you and put you in jail.”
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