That prompted all 57 members of the Emergency Response Team to resign from the unit. They did not quit the department. Members of the ERT had received special training in crowd control, including riots and protests.
After that, Buffalo Police scaled back its visible response to protests.
Seven months later, there is still no Emergency Response Team and there appear to be no plans to bring it back.
But Buffalo police officials say they are ready to handle out-of-control situations. Rinaldo said…