Buffalo Cops Resign From Special Team En Masse In Solidarity With Suspended Officers

Two police officers were suspended without pay after shoving a peaceful 75-year-old protester, who ended up in the hospital.

All 57 members of the Buffalo Police Department’s Emergency Response Team have resigned from their posts in the special unit.

The mass resignation is meant as a show of support for two fellow officers who were suspended without pay Thursday night after video of them shoving 75-year-old protester Martin Gugino went viral.

“Fifty-seven resigned in disgust because of the treatment of two of their members, who were simply executing orders,” John Evans, president of the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association, told WGRZ.

He also strongly affirmed his belief that the officers’ suspension was “BULLSHIT.”

“These officers did nothing wrong but execute an order from the [Deputy Police Commissioner] to clear the Square,” the email reads. “They do not deserve to be vilified and treated like criminals for simply following orders.”


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