Erie County leaders hold hearing on future of the Holding Center

Erie County

ERIE COUNTY, N.Y. (WIVB)–Erie County lawmakers spent part of the day discussing a proposal by Sheriff Tim Howard to close the County’s Holding Center.

The legislature’s Public Safety Committee met with Sheriff Howard in a hearing held online because of the pandemic.

Last month, County Executive Mark Poloncarz referred to the plan as a restructuring of the Sheriff’s Office.

It would push jailing to the County Correctional Facility in Alden.

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