LANCASTER, N.Y. (WIVB) - The girlfriend of a man who died after police repeatedly used a stun gun to subdue him, is filing a new lawsuit.
Police were called to a house in Lancaster in 2011, and say they had to use the device because Nicholas Koscielniak posed as an immediate threat to police and paramedics at the scene.
Family members claim the man was restrained as police used the stun gun, but later died.
Koscielniak's girlfriend, Sarah Faltisco initially sued last fall over the death, but she recently filed a revised complaint in federal court.
The medical examiner ruled he had heart problems, and a condition related to cocaine use. Koscielniak's attorney says family members believe the stun gun shots caused his death.
Hundreds of workers, politicians and residents of Chautauqua County rallied in Dunkirk calling on state regulators to approve plans for NRG to convert and reopen a power plant.
Buffalo police homicide detectives have identified an Eggertsville man who was shot and killed early Saturday morning.
Seventy-two years after the attack that launched the US into World War II, Western New Yorkers remembered the fatal day at Pearl Harbor Hawaii.
Volunteers at Buffalo’s Salvation Army created holiday cards and gift bags for the seniors at the Golden Age Center.
Buffalo Police have arrested 26-year-old Nicholas Finnegan of South Buffalo and charged him with pushing Russ Ross to his death.
The abandoned puppy in the Town of Evans was actually turned in by the dog's owner.