Brian Davis Investigation
by Geoff Kelly - posted 7:42 am, February 4, 2009
Channel 7 News reports on a rumor that has been circulating in City Hall for some time, reaching a fever pitch last week. Buffalo Police confirm for Channel 7 that Ellicott District Councilmember Brian Davis is under investigation for cashing a bad check:
Buffalo Police confirm for Eyewitness News, they are investigating allegations that Buffalo Common Councilman Brian Davis has been accused of writing a bad check for several thousand dollars. Buffalo Police aren’t releasing many details, but admitted they are looking into it. “First and foremost this is an allegation that police have been looking into, are looking into. It’s my understanding that detectives working the case are scheduled to meet with both sides in this matter trying to determine wether this is a civil case or a criminal matter. But I want to caution everyone, at this point, that no one has been arrested. At this time it remains an allegation, at this point.” said police spokesperson Mike DeGeorge.
We did try to reach Davis on this issue. He was not at Tuesday’s common council meeting. We also went to his office and he was not in. We did call his office and cell phone several times. Davis has not returned our calls.
Eyewitness News was contacted by a member of Councilman Davis’ staff. We were told he is out on medical leave by a doctor’s order and will return February 17th.
Eyewitness News is stressing these are only allegations. We are going to continue to follow this story and bring you any new developments.
Whatever happened to the BPD not commenting on ongoing investigations. Suddenly Mike DeGeorge just can’t stop talking. He reminds me of Syaed Ali.
We’ve been trying to get a hold of Davis, too, for the past week.
UPDATE: I’ve just been reminded that Davis is chair of the Common Council’s Police Oversight Committee. I gwould assume he’ll be stepping down from that position, at least for the duration of the investigation?