Buffalo man pleads guilty to rioting for tossing burning laundry basket into Buffalo City Hall

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to rioting for tossing a burning laundry basket into a broken window at Buffalo City Hall in May 2020.

Courtland Renford, 22, faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he’s sentenced on Dec. 17.

According to U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross, Renford also participated in the looting and rioting of a 7-Eleven convenience store at Elmwood Avenue and Summer Street the same day and was captured on the store’s surveillance camera.

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