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Edward M. Cotter


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Background Information

Employment History

Police Detective, Owner

Shamrock Security

Next Police Commissioner



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Ed Cotter, a Buffalo police detective and owner of Shamrock Security, handles security for a number of local events including Catwalk and the American Red Cross Mash Bash fundraiser in early June.
"If someone says he lost his ticket or invitation, and his name is not on the list, you get the event planner, and they make the final call," said Cotter. "Once you determine he doesn't belong, you politely ask them to leave the building. If they don't, explain the charges they may face." In the City of Buffalo, the charge would be trespassing, a violation punishable by a fine and/or 15 days in jail. "Only if you ask them to leave and they return would the charge be elevated to criminal misdemeanor status, and still you would be stretching," said Cotter. The bottom line is simple, according to Cotter. "Where there's a will, there's a way," he said.

www.jonchristianryter.com [cached]

As Joel Lattuca carried the beverages his girlfriend had just purchased back to her family, neither realized they were being followed by off-duty Buffalo Police Detective Edward Cotter.
Cotter replied that he was head of security for the HSBC stadium, and he wanted to see the coin she was trying to use with the concession people. Cotter demanded to know who he was. Shane Buczek would later be accused by Cotter as posing as a federal agent and using his Apostille ID badge as his government ID card. Cotter demanded, then looking at Shane, insisted on knowing if he was "...the same f*ckin' Shane Buczek that knows Billy Crawford"—another Buffalo police officer. Cotter called the Buffalo police department for back-up to take the Buczeks into custody. IN addition, Buczek explained to Cotter, the coins were not counterfeit money. Cotter pulled the cuffs, jerking Buczek off balance, adding caustically: "I should tear your hair piece off your head!" Cotter searched Dan Buczek and emptied his pockets, taking his comb, cell phone, his Sabres ticket—which Buczek wanted to save as a souvenir—his billfold plus several $20 Silver Liberties. Shane Buczek was also charged with criminal impersonation when Cotter claimed the younger Buczek represented himself as a federal official with his Apostille ID card. The Buczeks were detained at the HSBC stadium by Cotter and Buffalo police officers Jill Halor and George Wagner from 8:05 p.m. until 9:45 p.m. At that time, Dan and Shane Buczek were finally escorted from the stadium in handcuffs. Detective Edward Cotter's interest in the Buczeks was purely personal. He used his badge and his authority as a police officer to harass someone he disliked. Hopefully Internal Affairs will investigate Edward Cotter and pull his badge. As Cotter tried to cover his tracks by pushing for the prosecution of the Buczeks on anything the DA could make stick, he called the Buffalo office of the Secret Service and asked for an agents to investigate the counterfeiters he had locked up. Michael C. Bryant, special-agent-in-charge sent one of his agents to see Cotter. The Buczeks were placed in nine different holding cells over the 26 hours they were detained as Cotter used every trick he knew to find a charge that would stick. He told told Dan Buczek he would "...send your son up the river for a long time. Cotter even offered to set Dan Buczek free if he would testify against his son. Deborah Buczek, the wife of Dan Buczek , posted the bail for her husband and son at 12:22 p.m. Cotter held up the release of Dan and Shane Buczek until sheriff's deputies pushed him to turn in the paperwork. His name is Ed Cotter. At the time of the confrontation between Cotter and the Buczek family on Dec. 26, Ed Cotter was the hands-on favorite candidate to become Buffalo's next police commissioner. Most of the Buffalo media favored Cotter as well since the Cotter name is well known and respected in both the Buffalo police and fire departments. But, the mayor had other ideas. On Feb. 5, 2006, Buffalo's mayor announced the appointment of former Buffalo police officer H. McCarthy "Mac" Gipson as the city's new police commissioner, leaving Cotter out in the cold. it's nice to see that Buffalo's mayor was not taken in by Ed Cotter and his family's stellar reputation. Shane Buczek was charged with attempting to fight with off-duty police officer and HSBC Arena security guard Ed Cotter. In a further aside it should be noted that with respect to the Liberty Dollar, which was what initiated the conflict between the Buzceks and Cotter, at around 8 a.m. on November 14, 2007 a dozen FBI agents raided the offices of Liberty Dollar in a strip mall in Evansville, Indiana and confiscated everything in the office—including two tons of commemorative Ron Paul coins.


If you searched the entire history of the Buffalo Police Department you would be hard pressed to find a better crime fighter than Detective Eddie Cotter - even if you went back to the BPD's horse-drawn patrol-wagon days of 1871.

blog.freeny.org [cached]

They were minding their own business at HSBC Arena last year at a Sabres game when they and their large family were accosted by Arena security guard and Buffalo police officer Edward Cotter.
Cotter was inquiring into the alleged attempted use of Liberty Dollars, real silver coins , to buy beer during the game. The coins are perfectly legal to own, use or possess as the Secret Service would later inform Cotter. But Ed decided to arrest Dan and Shane on bogus charges of forged coins, harassment and impersonating an officer, without waiting for the feds to chime in. They include Officer Edward Cotter, Officer George Wagner, and Officer Jill Halor.


He's a family man and the kind officer that you'd want every officer in the department to be like," said Central District Detective Edward Cotter.
Garcia's community involvement includes service as a member of the board of directors at the Mental Health Association of Erie County. After joining the board in 2009, he offered insights into why he believes in helping those suffering from mental illness. "I have seen firsthand the devastating effects of mental illness on not only the individual but also on their family, friends and the community. If not for the MHA and its tireless staff and volunteers, there would be nowhere for people to go to for help," he said.

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