The Buffalo News collected more than 700 credible cases of sexual misconduct from law enforcement personnel over a 10-year period. Local media reports, court documents and press releases were used to identify cases or allegations in which sexual misconduct was linked to police work or the use of police resources.
Cases include only those in which some action lends credibility to the accusation. In most cases, that includes termination, indictment, conviction, the officer’s statements, resignation while an investigation was under way or internal affairs conclusions regarding departmental charges.
This data does not include misconduct cases that occurred inside jails or prisons. Convicted officers may have pleaded to charges less serious than those originally placed.
The data will be updated monthly through December 2016.
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