The full Buffalo News editorial is worth the read:
This is the Erie County Sheriff’s Department as led by Timothy B. Howard, a man who has repeatedly made plain his indifference to professionalism in law enforcement. On his watch, it seems, anything goes.
While the Sheriff’s Department adopted use of the cameras as a trial in October 2017, Howard has not followed up or requested funding for the cameras in the 2019 county budget. Was it just a charade as his 2017 re-election approached? As the video and Howard’s mismanagement both document, this is a department that desperately needs these cameras.