Meet the District Attorney

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn welcomes you to the Erie County District Attorney's Office.

DA Flynn is our chief law enforcement official representing the citizens of Erie County.

The District Attorney's Office, regardless of the police agency conducting the investigation, is responsible for the just prosecution of nearly every crime committed in Erie County. This includes 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. This office is also responsible for all post-conviction litigation in the state and federal appellate courts.

In addition to annually litigating approximately 35,000 criminal cases in over 60 different courts, the District Attorney presents cases to the Erie County Grand Jury and serves as its legal advisor. This office also provides legal advice and investigation support to all federal, state and county agencies charged with investigating criminal activity in Erie County.

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AO Restorative Justice

DA John Flynn, Buffalo Police Captain Tommy Champion and Dina Thompson of Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition announce three-part pilot restorative justice program for eligible adolescent offenders.

Bailey Ave Clean Up

The Erie County DA's Office Community Outreach team participated in a neighborhood clean-up along Bailey Avenue.

Crime Stoppers Billboard Gun Violence

DA John Flynn allocated $5,000 in asset forfeiture funding to Crime Stoppers WNY to provide rewards for information related to shootings and illegal firearms.

Elder Abuse Awareness 2021

DA Flynn spoke at the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day press conference, urging residents to report scams and suspected abuse.

Gun Violence Prevention Announcement

DA Flynn joined by members of Buffalo Common Council and non-violence groups to announce the resumption of in-person community engagement efforts to reduce gun violence. 

ECSO BPD Arrests Announcement 2021

First Deputy DA Mike Keane joined Buffalo Police and Erie County Sheriff's Office to announce a multi-agency effort that resulted in numerous arrests for illegal guns and narcotics.

BPD Taking It To The Streets Event

DA John Flynn and First Deputy DA Mike Keane at the Buffalo Police Department's "Taking It To The Streets" community event.

Crime Stoppers Homicide Billboard

DA Flynn at the Crime Stoppers Western New York announcement of a billboard campaign, encouraging the public to provide information on unsolved homicides.

High-Risk Youth Team

DA Flynn and partner agencies announce the establishment of the High-Risk Youth Team, a multi-faceted intervention program for teenagers who are considered at risk of being directly impacted by gun violence.

Implicit Bias Training 2021

Buffalo City Court Judge Hon. Lenora Foote-Beavers provided a Continuing Legal Education course on implicit bias for all Assistant District Attorneys and Confidential Criminal Investigators.

JAWSH for Tina

The Erie County DA’s Office wore “JAWSH” shirts to support our friend and colleague Tina Pilkey in her fight against cancer. 26 Shirts donated a portion of each t-shirt sale to a GoFundMe to support Tina’s medical care and recovery.

Douglas indictment for dog fighting

DA Flynn joined by Erie County Sheriff's Office and SPCA Serving Erie County to announce indictment against accused dog fighter Douglas D. Williams.

Boy Scouts Amherst December 2021

DA Flynn explains fingerprint evidence and his role as District Attorney to a group of Boy Scouts in Amherst as part of their government requirement. 

Menorah Lighting 2021

DA John Flynn was invited by Rabbi Mendi to light the menorah at a Hanukkah celebration in Niagara Square.

Buffalo Rotary Club luncheon December 2021

DA Flynn was a guest speaker at the Buffalo Rotary Club luncheon where he discussed bail reform and the impact of the pandemic on the courts.

Miss Triggs Surprise

Certified AutoBrokers surprised Miss Elizabeth Triggs of None Like You/We Care Outreach with a new vehicle. Their generous donation will support her mission to help those in-need in the City of Good Neighbors.

Shop with a Cop 2021

The DA’s Office held a fundraiser for Buffalo Police "Shop with a Cop," raising more than $8,000 to support this event, field trips and other activities provided by the department's Neighborhood Engagement Team.
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