General Information

Name Todd C. McAlister
OpenOversight ID 84261
Department [NY] Buffalo Police Department
Race Black
Gender Male
Birth Year (Age) Data Missing
First Employment Date 2013-01-18
Number of known incidents 1
Currently on the force Yes

Assignment History

Job Title Badge No. Unit Start Date End Date
Captain E District 2024-02-01
Lieutenant B District 2018-03-19
Police Officer P3535 B District 2013-10-14 2018-03-19
Police Officer P3535 Academy 2013-01-18 2013-10-14


Annual Salary Overtime Total Pay Year
$138,320.00 FY2020


Incident 232

Date Feb 07, 2017
Department Buffalo Police Department
Officers Todd C. Mcalister , Nicholas J. Parisi

Officers Todd C. McAlister and Nicholas J. Parisi tried to handcuff Wardel “Meech” Davis outside a house on the West Side. One of the officers admitted he punched Meech during the struggle, after which the 20-year-old stopped breathing. Meech died a short time later, and even though his death was ruled a homicide, medical records say he died from pre-existing breathing problems that were exacerbated during the struggle.

The officers were not charged and remain on the force. The attorney general said there was "no evidence" to contradict the officers' accounts because there were no witnesses and no video evidence such as body camera footage or dash camera footage. He added that there was "real need of reform" not only with the police department, but also with the Erie County Medical Examiner’s office, particularly because medical officials insisted on checking with police before making their medical rulings on the death.

Address Hoyt Street
Buffalo, NY