A former Buffalo Police officer who said she was fired for intervening when a White officer attempted to choke a Black suspect will receive her pension after winning a lawsuit on Tuesday.
The New York State Supreme Court vacated a previous ruling upholding the firing of Cariol Horne, CBS Buffalo affiliate WIVB-TV reports.
The legal system can at the very least be the mechanism to help justice prevail, even if belatedly.".
Horne gained national attention in 2006 when she said she stopped officer Greg Kwiatkowski's chokehold on Neal Mack.
"Neal Mack looked like he was about to die," Horne told "CBS This Morning" in an interview in 2020.
She was ultimately fired in 2008, mere months before she was eligible to receive her full pension.
The juror who sided with Mack was the only Black person on the jury, reports the Buffalo News. »