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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Niagara Falls Man Sentenced For Assaulting A Probation Officer

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051 

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Monsuru Giwa, 24, of Niagara Falls, NY, who was convicted of assaulting a federal officer, was sentenced to 30 months in prison by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.  

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Adler, who handled the case, stated that on November 24, 2015, U.S. Probation Officers attempted to search the defendant’s Niagara Falls residence. An officer approached Giwa on the porch and directed the defendant to put his hands behind his back. As the officer attempted to place handcuffs on Giwa, he attempted to break free causing the officer to be pulled off the porch and onto the ground suffering leg lacerations. Giwa then fled the scene.   

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the United States Probation Department, under the direction of Anthony SanGiacomo and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Adam S. Cohen.

Updated July 21, 2016