Johnson Blocks Sheriff Request on SWAT

On December 5, 2019, the Erie County Legislature amended and approved the County’s 2020 Budget.  As a part of the budget process, Erie County Legislator Howard Johnson, Chair of the Legislature’s Public Safety Committee, played a key role in opposing the County Sheriff’s request to create a full time SWAT team.   Legislator Johnson, who […]

With a Confirmed Outbreak at the Erie County Holding Center, Legislator Johnson Asks District Attorney to Consider Proactive Release of Non-Violent Detainees

Today, Erie County Legislator Howard Johnson submitted a letter to Erie County District Attorney John Flynn asking him to consider recommending the release of non-dangerous prisoners from custody without a bail application being filed by their legal counsel in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and help reduce risk for all residents of […]