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Other Job Actions Possible in City-Police Dispute

By Howard Riedel

Buffalo, NY – The police checkpoints in the city of Buffalo that snarled traffic for the past two days have ended, but the worst may be yet to come.

One police supervisor says Buffalo police officers may start the intense enforcement of other laws in an effort to protest the city's appeal of a police pay raise and other grievances. The possibilities include stepped up enforcement of DWI laws on Chippewa Street, massive ticketing of illegally parked vehicles and closing off streets while making routine traffic stops.

Patrol chief Larry Ramunno has issued three directives in the past few days to prevent officers or district commanders from setting up traffic checkpoints without his approval.