General Information

Name Richard N. Hy
OpenOversight ID 84125
Department [NY] Buffalo Police Department
Race White
Gender Male
Birth Year (Age) Data Missing
First Employment Date 2012-01-13
Number of known incidents 3
Currently on the force Yes

Assignment History

Job Title Badge No. Unit Start Date End Date
Police Officer P2863 D District Unknown


Annual Salary Overtime Total Pay Year
$105,676.00 FY2020


Incident 35

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 , Daniel Derenda

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

Address Buffalo, NY

Incident 42

Date Sep 03, 2020
Department Buffalo Police Department
Officers Richard N. Hy

An off-duty police officer, Richard Hy, hit and subded a Black man having a mental health crisis until other police arrived. No charges were filed and Hy was not suspended.

Address Buffalo, NY

Incident 228

Date Aug 14, 2015
Department Buffalo Police Department
Officers Amber M. Beyer , John F. Beyer , Richard N. Hy

Officer Beyer and Officer Hy viciously attacked Gregory Ramos, dragged him into the yard threw him into a police car. Then Beyer approached Ramos laughing and told him that if his eyeballs fell out, that she would tape them back to his face, and that would be the only medical attention he would receive. Then Officer Beyer and Hy drove Ramos to a parking lot where he sat handcuffed for several hours until they drove him to central booking.

Address Buffalo, NY


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    The Buffalo Police officer who first drew wide attention in February 2016 after he was suspended from the force for making outrageous social media videos — and posting them online has again been suspended for similar activity. Many of the videos featured topics that police leaders deemed as objectionable, such as Hy pretending to snort cocaine; recording a fake police shooting in which Hy tells the victim to be quiet since he was only grazed, as well as one featuring Hy, who is white, dancing around with a black officer to promote racial harmony. - The Buffalo News
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