The interim chairman of a city commission studying police reorganization was arrested early this morning when federal agents rounded up several members of the Afro Dogs motorcycle club in a major cocaine investigation.
Ricky M. Allen Sr., a business owner who was elected in January as interim chairman of the Buffalo Joint Commission to Examine Police Reorganization, was arrested at his home about 6 a.m.
Allen was appointed by University Councilmember Bonnie Russell, who says she really didn't know too much about Allen before appointing him to this major commission. That makes a lot of sense. That sound you hear is the sound of Russell covering her tracks. Russell's husband is a judge. Sigh...
You also have to give credit to the Police Department leaders. One of the people arrested today was J. Lockwood, the brother of Deputy Commissioner Byron Lockwood. He obviously wasn't given preferential treatment.