North Tonawanda Police Release Statement on Incident that Forced Senator Ortt Aid to Resign

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By: Reporter Staff

An aide for State Senator Robert Ortt resigned on Monday after a video surfaced on social media showing the staffer using racial slurs.

According to the video, Robert Welch used the “n” word when referring to an African American.

According to social media, the dispute was wholly over a teenager knocking over a lawn sign while jumping over it.

Welch, in a fit of rage, began yelling at the group using profanities and racial slurs. Welch then jumped into a vehicle and continued to chase the kids while shouting similar inappropriate phrases.

The North Tonawanda Police Department did not release a statement on Monday, but came out with a two-page press release on Tuesday. The entire statement can be read below:


As of the time of this article, no charges have been filed against Robert Welch or the woman he was with.



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