General Information

Name Nicholas J. Parisi
OpenOversight ID 84375
Department [NY] Buffalo Police Department
Race White
Gender Male
Birth Year (Age) Data Missing
First Employment Date 2008-01-18
Number of known incidents 1
Currently on the force Yes

Assignment History

Job Title Badge No. Unit Start Date End Date
Police Officer P2762 B District 2012-11-12
Police Officer P2762 D District 2009-01-15 2012-11-12
Police Officer P2762 Academy 2008-01-18 2009-01-15


Annual Salary Overtime Total Pay Year
$112,087.00 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