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Mayor's son in trouble with law

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By Eileen Buckley


Buffalo, NY – The son of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is in trouble with the law again.

The Mayor says his son, Byron III, was arrested this past Saturday and charged with petit larceny and issued an appearance ticket.

19-year old Byron Brown the third is accused of taking some items from the AJ Wright store on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo Friday night.

In a WBFO interview with Eileen Buckley Mayor Brown said he and his wife are "greatly disappointed by this extremely poor judgment by our son."

The Mayor said although this is a private family matter, he wants to make it clear that his son will cooperate fully with the authorities throughout the ensuing legal process.

This is not the first time the mayor's son has been in trouble with the law. In the spring of 2007 he was issued two traffic violations by Buffalo Police after confessing that he took the family's SUV without permission.

In the overnight hours of February 24, 2007 Brown III took the car without permission, and struck some parked cars on a street near the family's home in the City. He was charged with driving without a license and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. But the mayor's son initially did not confess to the incident until April of 2007 after Mayor Brown and other city leaders denied Byron Brown III's involvement.