2 Police Officers Plead Not Guilty to Assault Charges for Shoving Man

UpdateIn Buffalo, New York, during a dispute with police officers recruited elderly Guard hospital head injury, his lawyer said WGRZ associate NBC News.

Martin Gugino, 75, “is out of ICU, but is still hospitalized and really need to rest,” Kelly v. Zarkone said in a new statement. “Martin has always been a peaceful protester because he cares about today’s society. He is also a typical Western Yorker who loves his family.”

Find out more about the case below.


Update: Both police officers Robert McCabe And Aaron Torgalski, According to NBC News, he surrendered himself Saturday morning after being charged with one count of second-degree assault for allegedly pushing an elderly protector outside City Hall on Thursday night.

The two officers pleaded not guilty to their charges and released on their own recognizance after a virtually heated argument on Saturday morning before Buffalo City Court Judge Hannah. Eli County, said attorney’s office district that they are returning to both the 20 July court for a serious hearing.


Two officers have been suspended after a viral video emerged of a man attached to the ground by police.

In footage of the incident on Thursday in Buffalo, NY, which originally came from the local NPR-affiliated WBFO and has since been widely circulated online, an unidentified 75-year-old man was seen by a large group of police officers from the point of view Can be seen walking up to. Some officers shout at him before donning tactical gear and saying something and pushing him so loudly that he lags behind on the ground.

In the footage, several officers follow him, as the man lies on the ground, blood starts appearing on his head. While an officer appears to be kneeling towards the man on the ground, he is pushed by a fellow officer to continue walking. One yells at him to call the drug and claims that he has bleeding from his ear. At the end of the video, officers can be seen trending with the man who is still on the ground. I! Has reached the Buffalo Police Department news comment and have not heard back yet.

According to NBC affiliate WGRZ, “An initial police statement claimed the man was injured when he got trapped and fell in front of Buffalo Hall Hall.” However, late Thursday, the buffalo mayor Byron W. Brown A statement on the incident, unknown victim disclosure, is 75 years old, while announcing that two police officers have been suspended.

“Tonight, after a physical dispute between two different groups of protesters participating in an illegal demonstration beyond curfew, two buffalo police officers knocked down a 75-year-old man,” Brown’s statement, posted on Twitter Read. “The victim is in stable but critical condition at ECMC.”

He continued, “I was very upset with the video, as was the Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood. He directed an immediate investigation into the case, and both officers were suspended without pay. After peaceful protests and numerous meetings among themselves, police leadership and community members, tonight’s incident is a disappointment. I hope that we will continue to progress on the progress we have made together to address racial injustice and inequality in the city of Buffalo. My thoughts are with the victim tonight. “

Erie also issued a statement on Twitter County District Attorney’s office, which was written, “the Office of the Erie County DA’s continued investigation of the incident went Lee captured video outside City Hall, resulting in injuries to defender .The victim was taken to ECMC for treatment. For a head injury. He was unable to make a statement to investigators last night. We will pursue the investigation.

“He’s 75” has since become a trending topic on Twitter.

Meanwhile, the governor of New York Andrew Cuomo Condemning the situation, tweeted, “This incident is completely inappropriate and completely abusive. I have talked to buffalo @MayorByronBrown And we agree that the officers involved should be suspended immediately pending a formal investigation. Police officers should apply – not the law. “

The New York Civil Liberties Union also addressed the situation publicly, saying, “The casualty brutality demonstrated by Buffalo police officers tonight is intermittent and unacceptable. Suspensions and an investigation are already in order, but we’ll have to see something else.” . Know that took place. Police officers can make lice that they are protecting and serving. City leaders take this as a wake-up call and seriously during this week’s protest Police has a culture of violence and impunity that does not hide behind the need to address leadership. There is no place for military-geared police to protect many people from violence who protect them to incite violence. “

His statement continued, “We are in solidarity with the buffalo protesters and demand that the protesters can protest on the streets tomorrow without the threat of police brutality.”

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(This story was originally published on Friday, June 5, 2020, 7:15 pm PST)

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