Buffalo police officers arrested after shoving 75-year-old protester The push was caught on camera.
Two Buffalo, New York, police officers are now facing criminal charges in connection with the graphic caught-on-video shove of a 75-year-old man during a protest, prosecutors said.
The Thursday protest at Niagara Square had less than 20 demonstrators and several members of Buffalo Police Department's Emergency Response Team, officials said.
Left, Robert McCabe, 32, and Aaron Torgalski, 39, officers with the Buffalo Police Department were charged with second-degree assault after he was seen on video shoving a 75-year-old protester to the ground.
"A bad police officer is an enemy of every good police officer," Cuomo said.
In this image from video provided by WBFO, a Buffalo police officer appears to shove a man who walked up to police Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. Mike Desmond/WBFO via AP.
The police union opposed the suspensions and in response 57 officers on the emergency team resigned from their positions, but will remain on the force. »