Submission

General Information

Name Michael A. Delong
OpenOversight ID 83985
Unique Internal Identifier None
Department Buffalo Police Department
Race White
Gender Male
Birth Year (Age) None (None)
First Employment Date 2000-07-21

Assignment History

Job Title Badge No. Unit Start Date End Date
Lieutenant B District 2013-07-15 2020-04-20
Lieutenant Relief Circuit 2012-04-16 2013-07-15
Police Officer Mobile Response Unit 2007-05-11 2012-04-16
Police Officer E District 2004-08-24 2007-05-11
Police Officer B District 2001-01-12 2004-08-24
Police Officer L420 Academy 2000-07-21 2001-01-12

Salary

Annual Salary Overtime Total Pay Year
$126,623.00 FY 2020

Incidents

Incident 34

Date Jun 28, 2020
Department Buffalo Police Department
Officers Michael A. Delong
Description

CW: Lieutenant Michael DeLong, was suspended after being videotaped directing a vile, misogynist insult at a woman outside a convenience store. DeLong called the woman a “disrespectful little fucking cunt” when she questioned how police were handling a man in distress outside the store who has a history of drug and mental health issues. The woman taking the video was upset about the size of the police response to the scene. DeLong was suspended the day after the June 28 incident for 30 days without pay for his insult, then, under state law, was returned to the payroll while remaining under suspension. He was paid about $63,000 while awaiting an arbitration hearing in which the city was expected to ask that DeLong be further disciplined or fired.

Address Connecticut Street
Buffalo, NY

Links

  • Disciplinary Card
    Current as of January 7th, 2021 Delong allegedly strikes man 4 times in shoulder with baton. 6 use of force complaints in his first 4 years. Delong allegedly punched, choked arrested man. 5 years into his tenure, Delong has 10 PSD investigations, 8 for use of force. Alleged punching, head-butting and calling man a "black bastard". Tells individual "You think I won't shoot black people, I'm scared of black people." and "I will shoot a black person". Along with another officer pushing gun into man's temples. Called women "bitches" and "cunt". - Charlie Specht (WKBW)
  • Profane, suspended police lieutenant retires
    Lt. Michael Delong walks away with a pension estimated at $58,000 and lifetime health insurance - Jim Heaney, Investigative Post