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Date May 07, 2017
Department Buffalo Police Department
Officers Justin P. Tedesco, Joseph B. Acquino, Jose M. Rivera, Richard N. Hy, Jonathan F. Bierl, Henry Velez
Address Buffalo, NY

Incident Description

CW: Officers beat and fatally shot Jose Hernandez-Rossy during an unlawful, racially-motivated traffic stop.


  • Rossy V. City of Buffalo
    Nature of Suit: Other Civil Rights - US District Court for the Western District of New York
  • Family of man killed by Buffalo Police: "There needs to be consequences"
    Hernandez Rossy was killed after a traffic stop and a fight with Buffalo Police in Buffalo's Black Rock neighborhood. - Ed Reilly of WKBW
  • Officials no longer sure man killed by police had shot cop
    Police searched the residential neighborhood where the encounter unfolded, but they haven’t found any weapon, raising the possibility that Hernandez-Rossy was unarmed. - AP News
  • No criminal charges against police in fatal Black Rock shooting
    According to both state law and the U.S. Supreme Court precedent, law enforcement officers have the legal right to use deadly force if the officer "reasonably believes that such fleeing individual has just committed a felony involving physical force against another person," a statement from the AG's office said. - Maki Becker, Lou Michel of The Buffalo News
  • Report on the Investigation into The Death of Jose Hernandez Rossy
    On Sunday, May 7, 2017, Jose Hernandez Rossy died after he was shot by a member of the Buffalo Police Department (“BPD”). Governor Cuomo subsequently issued Executive Order No. 147.10, which expressly conferred jurisdiction upon the Attorney General to investigate any potential unlawful acts or omissions by any law enforcement officers relating to Mr. Hernandez Rossy’s death. - NY State Office of Attorney General
  • Buffalo police sued in fatal shooting
    The family of Jose Hernandez-Rossy, the man who was fatally shot by police in May, has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Buffalo and the police department. - Daniela Porat of Investigative Post