The city has agreed to pay $6,000 to Buffalo Police Officer Ann Vanyo to settle her federal court complaint over an alleged fight between her and her supervisor in 2010.
The settlement stems from Vanyo’s allegations that an argument between her and Lt. Sheila M. Wiles escalated into a physical altercation and resulted in Vanyo’s temporary suspension from the force. The city and Wiles did not admit any guilt as part of the agreement.
Vanyo, a veteran of the department, has been involved in other internal controversies, including the 2007 departmental disciplinary trial of former Police Officer Cariol J. Horne.
Horne was fired for allegedly jumping on the back of Officer Gregory M. Kwiatkowski during his arrest of David Mack in 2006. Vanyo was the officer who pulled Horne off Kwiatkowski.