Suspended Buffalo police officer arraigned on assault, official misconduct charges

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A suspended Buffalo police officer was arraigned on assault and official misconduct charges in Erie County Court Tuesday morning.

The Erie County District Attorney says Joseph Hassett, 32, caused physical injury to a person in his custody at the Buffalo Police Department back in March.

Hassett was also accused of filing a false document related to the incident.

MORE | Learn more about his indictment here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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