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Buffalo Police Suspended After Shoving 75-Year-Old Man to The Ground Causing Head Injuries

Buffalo Police Suspended After Shoving 75-Year-Old Man to The Ground Causing Head Injuries

Buffalo Police Suspended After Shoving 75-Year-Old Man to The Ground Causing Head Injuries

Video of a demonstration on Thursday shows officers walking towards Martin Gugino, 75, and forcibly pushing him and he hit his head on the ground. His head begun to bleed onto the sidewalk as more officers walked passed him not even having the compassion to help him as some of them just look down on him.

This incident is wholly unjustified and utterly disgraceful.

I’ve spoken with Buffalo @MayorByronBrown and we agree that the officers involved should be immediately suspended pending a formal investigation.

Police Officers must enforce — NOT ABUSE — the law. https://t.co/EYIbTlXnPt

— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) June 5, 2020

Due to that incident, an investigation has gone underway in Buffalo, New York in which Governor Andrew Cuomo called it “wholly unjustified and utterly disgraceful.”

Cuomo said the officers should be fired and prosecutors should move “fair but quickly.”

“When I saw the video, I got sick to my stomach,” Cuomo said. “I would encourage the district attorney not to do what happened in Minneapolis, which the delay itself cause issues,” said the governor also adding, “People don’t want vaguery. They are upset and want answers.”

The Erie County DA’s Office continues to investigate the incident captured on video outside City Hall that resulted in the injury of protester. The victim was taken to ECMC to be treated for a head injury. He was unable to provide a statement to investigators last night.

— Erie County DA (@DAErieCountyNY) June 5, 2020

“Thankfully he is alive,” Cuomo said Friday at his daily news conference in Albany. “You see that video, and it disturbs your basic sense of decency and humanity.”

Following the situation, the entire Emergency Response Team resigned according to the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association. Buffalo News 4 reporter Dave Greber tweeted the officers resigned to “show support for the officers who are suspended without pay after shoving Martin Gugino, 75. They are still employed, but no longer on ERT.”

#BREAKING: I’m told the entire @BPDAlerts Emergency Response Team has resigned from the team, a total of 57 officers, as a show of support for the officers who are suspended without pay after shoving Martin Gugino, 75. They are still employed, but no longer on ERT. @news4buffalo

— Dave Greber (@DaveGreber4) June 5, 2020

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown issued a statement on Twitter and said he was “deeply disturbed” by it and called it “disheartening.”

pic.twitter.com/ofZCzm78mq

— Byron W. Brown (@MayorByronBrown) June 5, 2020

This is so difficult to watch but I urge you to if you can.

An elderly man pushed over by Buffalo PD…he’s bleeding.

An officer leans down and is told to move on by another officer.

Then the Buffalo PD tells the media that the man tripped…which is a clear lie

via @WBFO pic.twitter.com/pOfpCHOq3m

— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) June 5, 2020

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