BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A man is in the intensive car unit at the Erie County Medical Center after being found outside of a Main Street bar in Buffalo.
The man was found unconscious outside of Mollys near the corner of Main and Winspear Avenue around 2 a.m. on Sunday. Sources close to the investigation say a man connected to Mollys is a person of interest in the incident. News 4 is not releasing his name because no charges have been filed. The man has hired prominent defense attorney Joel Daniels to represent him.
Daniels would not comment on his client’s connection to the bar nor would he comment on his client’s involvement in this matter. He would not say if or when his client would turn himself into police.
Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda has launched an internal investigation into a Buffalo Police officer, who was also involved, News 4 has discovered. The officer was off-duty at the time of the incident and was working in a security capacity.
According to information uncovered by News 4, Mollys does not have any bouncers registered with the City of Buffalo, which is against city ordinance, established in 2006. However, there are no bouncers registered with the city at all, according to Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen.
News 4 has spoken with the attorney representing Mollys, Jacob Piorkowski, who said, “We are complying with all aspects of police investigation.”