All 57 cops in Buffalo New York resigned today in disgust after a criminal probe was brought on two fellow officers for putting their hands on an elderly man that was participating in the riots. It appears the man was reaching for the officers belt despite people claiming he was a peace activist. The left came out outraged after the news broke and caused such a stir the cops were immediatley suspended and a criminal probe was opened into the incident.
- All 57 officers on the Buffalo Police Department’s Emergency Response Team resigned from the squad on Friday in support of two colleagues who have been suspended and are under investigation
- The two officers were suspended without pay after footage showed them knocking 75-year-old Martin Gugino to the ground in front of Buffalo’s City Hall in upstate New York on Thursday night
- The officers haven’t resigned from the Department – only the Emergency Response Team they were on
- Gugino, a longtime peace activist from Amherst, is in a serious but stable condition following the incident that saw him crack his head open and left him lying in a pool of his own blood
- Footage shows one officer pushing him with a baton while another shoves him with his hand
- The elderly man staggers before falling backward, and the sound of a crack is heard as he hits his head
- Buffalo Police initially released a statement saying a person ‘was injured when he tripped and fell’ before later announcing the officers had been suspended pending an investigation
- New York Gov. Cuomo on Friday called for the city to fire and charge the two officers involved
- He also slammed other officers for walking by as he lay bleeding and unconscious in the street
The two officers were suspended without pay and are presently under criminal examination after film showed them hitting Martin Gugino to the ground and leaving him with wounds.
The Buffalo Police Benevolent Association told the Investigative Post that all individuals from the office’s Emergency Response Team have since resigned.