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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City of Tonawanda Shooting Press Conference

DA Flynn joined by City of Tonawanda Police to announce charges against defendant accused of injuring a detective and a civilian in separate shootings on May 26, 2020.

Cretacci Press Conference

DA Flynn joined by Assistant DAs Christopher Safulko and Ryan Haggerty, Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Joe Emminger and Town of Tonawanda Police Chief Jim Stauffiger to announce the arrest of three defendants charged in the murder of Danielle Cretacci.

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.

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