Entire Buffalo Police Dept ERT Resigns in Tantrum Over Suspension of 2 Cops Who Attacked Elderly Man
Entire Buffalo Police Dept ERT Resigns in Tantrum Over Suspension of 2 Cops Who Attacked Elderly Man by Matt Agorist for The Free Thought Project
Buffalo, NY — As TFTP reported earlier today, a case out of Buffalo, New York is getting a lot of attention due to the unnecessary and disturbing nature of how it unfolded. An elderly man was shoved down and two cops were suspended as a result. Now, the entire Buffalo Police Department Emergency Response Team has resigned in support of those two cops.
In total, 57 officers threw a collective temper tantrum, for their right to attack innocent elderly men with impunity.
WIVB reporter, Dave Greber announced the move just moments ago.
#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
Mayor Byron Brown acknowledged the mass resignation and issued the following statement:
“The City of Buffalo is aware of developments related to the work assignments of certain members of the Buffalo police force. At this time, we can confirm that contingency plans are in place to maintain police services and ensure public safety within our community. The Buffalo police continue to actively work with the New York State Police and other cooperating agencies.”
As TFTP reported earlier, an innocent elderly man was on the sidewalk attempting to return one of the officer’s helmets he had found. The officers then walked up to him and shoved him to the ground. The impact of the elderly man’s head was so hard that he immediately began bleeding from the ears and was knocked unconscious.
After the cops shoved him, they looked down, noticed he was bleeding from the ears and kept walking — leaving the elderly man lying there on the pavement, bleeding.
It appears the officer who shoved the elderly man was named A, Torgalski as his name tag was clearly visible in the video at the 14 second mark. As Torgalski notices he’s on camera, he quickly covers his face and lowers his head. However, it was too late — he’d been caught.
Though the police department hasn’t officially identified him, a Change.org petition demanding that Buffalo police fire Torgalski now has thousands of signatures. Government salaries.com says, “Aaron Torgalski M in 2018 was employed in City Of Buffalo and had annual salary of $81,419.” With overtime, this cops likely makes well over $100,000 to shove elderly men to the ground causing them grave harm.
It appears that one of the officers that shoved and gave a serious head wound to this peaceful protester name is
AARON TORGALSKI of the BUFFALO, NY POLICE DEPT.
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— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) June 5, 2020
After the assault, according to WBFO, two medics came forward and treated him. They helped put him in an ambulance and he was taken away. The man is in serious, but stable condition at ECMC as of Thursday night, reportedly with a concussion and lacerations. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said based on the information he was given, the man is expected to recover.
After the incident made it to the news, Buffalo police put out a ridiculous statement claim the elderly man tripped.
A Buffalo Police spokesman issued a statement at 8:50 p.m. Thursday saying “a 5th person was arrested during a skirmish with other protestors and also charged with disorderly conduct. During that skirmish involving protestors, one person was injured when he tripped & fell.”
However, after the video was posted online, exactly 23 minutes later by WBFO, department officials changed their tone and said a full Internal Affairs investigation was underway and that Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood had ordered the immediate suspension of the two officers involved, without pay.