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Commissioner Gipson Says Informal Hearing May Be Delano's Best Chance of Returning to Work

By Eileen Buckley


Buffalo, NY – The investigation of suspended Buffalo detective Dennis Delano remains in the hands of the Professional Standards Division.

Delano was suspended after he refused to stop his own investigation into the death of Lynn DeJac's daughter. Police Commissioner McCarthy Gipson says an informal hearing is the next step.

Commissioner Gipson says an informal hearing will soon be scheduled and that is when Delano will have the opportunity to plead guilty to the charges or request a formal hearing. In requesting a formal hearing, Delano would go before an arbitrator. But Gipson believes that might not be the best choice for Delano.

Meanwhile, hundreds of people paid $20 each to attend a benefit at a downtown nightclub Sunday night in support of Delano. Supporters included Anthony Capozzi and Lynn DeJac, both of whom were released from long prison terms in large part because of Delano's work exonerating them.

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