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March 30, 2021—Olean— William J. Aiello, Mayor of the City of Olean, updated the information regarding the incident in which a member of the Olean Police Department was involved in the discharging of a firearm relative to a pursuit and attempted traffic stop on Garden Avenue in the City of Olean on March 28, 2021. The incident concluded with the suspect vehicle crashing in War Veterans Park on East State Street in the City at approximately 3:30 a.m. The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation was requested by the Olean Police Department to investigate this incident. The Officer involved has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

This is an active criminal investigation and all further information will be provided by the New York State Police.