(WNY News Now) – Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn has been chosen by the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) to present his office’s approach to a racially motivated mass shooting at their 28th General Meeting in London, England.
London – Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn has been invited to address an international audience of prosecutors at the 28th General Meeting of the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) in London, England. His presentation, titled “Buffalo Strong: The Role of the Prosecutor After a Racially Motivated Mass Shooting,” will focus on his office’s response to a tragic event that occurred last May when a gunman killed ten victims and injured three others during a rampage at a Buffalo grocery store on Jefferson Avenue.
In addition to detailing the investigation and prosecution of the assailant, DA Flynn’s presentation will highlight the support provided by the Erie County District Attorney’s Office and partner organizations to the affected families, survivors, witnesses, and the broader community.
District Attorney Flynn, who also served as the President of the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), previously presented this topic at conferences across the United States, offering guidance and support to communities grappling with similar incidents.
Expressing his gratitude for the opportunity, DA Flynn emphasized the importance of prosecutors being prepared to support victims, witnesses, and communities while ensuring justice and upholding the rule of law.
The IAP, founded in 1995, is a global community of prosecutors dedicated to setting ethical standards, promoting the rule of law, and enhancing international cooperation to combat crime. The association comprises organizations and individuals representing over 177 countries.