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Jury Finds Buffalo Man Guilty of Attempted Murder


The jury found that Larry Cross did shoot the victim at his home when he answered the door.

Yet Another Hit and Run Driver Prosecuted to the Fullest Extent of the Law


Jessica Kim of Amherst admitted to striking a pedestrian on Winspear Avenue in Buffalo and fleeing the scene.

Chief Riga Receives Career Service Award


The award was given by the Western New York Law Enforcement Foundation at its annual 911 Remembrance ceremony.


Frank A. Sedita, III
District Attorney

The District Attorney represents the citizens of Erie County in criminal cases and is our chief law enforcement official. The District Attorney’s Office, regardless of the police agency conducting the investigation, is responsible for the just prosecution nearly every crime committed in Erie County; i.e. the prosecution of misdemeanor cases in the city, town and village courts; the prosecution of felony cases in State Supreme Court and Erie County Court; and, the prosecution of misdemeanor and felony cases in several specialty courts. We are also responsible for all post-conviction litigation in the state and federal appellate courts.