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 ā€œnā€ 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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