Two Buffalo police officers were suspended without pay on Thursday. It is following a video showing authorities attacking a 75-year-old man in a protest. Mayor Byron Brown said in a statement the suspension came once an investigation is launched. It is by the city’s police commissioner. Brown did not pinpoint the officers.
So, Brown state he is profoundly upset. It is by the video released by WBFO. The local affiliate of National Public Radio. The man is not publicly identified, at a local hospital. Brown state he is in serious but stable condition. In the video, the man could be seen approaching. He is saying something to a large group of officers in tactical gear. The officers are screaming that he should move back. It is before one seems to push him.
So, the man stumbles and falls backwards. Seconds later, one can see a pool of blood near his head. The incident took place shortly after 8 p.m. in the town. Curfew reported NBC affiliate WGRZ. A spokesperson for the Buffalo Police Department did not respond immediately. It is to a request for comment. Initially, WGRZ reports that the department state that the man is yet to identify. He is injured after he accidentally fell.
Officials were dismissive of the incident. The video “sickens me,” said Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz. Gov. Andrew Cuomo called it “wholly unjustified and utterly disgraceful.’