General Information

Name Joseph R. Hassett
OpenOversight ID 84091
Unique Internal Identifier None
Department Buffalo Police Department
Race White
Gender Male
Birth Year (Age) None (None)
First Employment Date 2009-07-31

Assignment History

Job Title Badge No. Unit Start Date End Date
Police Officer P2664 Unknown


Annual Salary Overtime Total Pay Year
$87,580.00 FY 2020


Incident 41

Date Mar 18, 2017
Department Buffalo Police Department
Officers Joseph R. Hassett

Buffalo Police officer Joseph Hassett was recorded on camera assaulting Timothy Stanton Jr. on March 18, 2017. Stanton was taken to ECMC for a head injury and a cut on his forehead that required stitches. The Erie County District Attorney's Office and the Buffalo Police Department both said they didn't learn about the incident until video of the confrontation was requested by Stanton's attorney. Hassett was charged with two counts of third-degree assault, official misconduct, offering a false instrument for filing and making a punishable false written statement in connection to an incident that happened in March 2017. Prosecutors argued this was excessive use of force, but the Judge disagreed, dismissing all criminal charges. BPD Internal Affairs opened an investigation on May 26, 2017 and officially suspended Officer Hassett on May 30, 2017, according to Commissioner Daniel Derenda. Hassett was suspended for 30 days without pay.

Address Buffalo, NY