Two Buffalo, New York police officers were suspended without pay after a video went viral of them knocking down an elderly man. Now they have been charged with second-degree assault.
Here is the video of the elderly man who was knocked down by the officers:
— WBFO (@WBFO) June 5, 2020
The charges against Robert McCabe and Aaron Torgalski were announced by Erie County District Attorney John Flynn during a press conference on Saturday morning.
The two officers were released without bail and are scheduled to appear in court July 20.
A statement was released by Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw. "Cops are under attack from agitating, extremist radicals that crave anarchy and chaos. Enough is enough," he said per WIVB.
#UPDATE: Cheers erupt as suspended Buffalo police officers Robert McCabe and Aaron Torgalski leave the @DAErieCountyNY office after being arraigned on one count each of second degree assault. @news4buffalo pic.twitter.com/ima8KxyoZP
— Dave Greber (@DaveGreber4) June 6, 2020
The initial incident where the elderly man was run over happened during a protest for the death of George Floyd and police brutality.
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