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A total of 57 members of the Buffalo Police riot unit in upstate New York have resigned from the unit after two of their colleagues have been suspended without pay for the police brutality case during yesterday's charges near the City Hall, when during the protests against racism they pushed leaving a 75-year-old peaceful old man on the ground.
The action of two riot officers was videotaped and has gone viral on social media, causing great outrage in the United States.
The massive resignation of the emergency agents comes after the team members who attacked the old man were suspended without pay, several local Buffalo media reported, so with this gesture they try to join forces with their uniformed colleagues.
Now, in addition, prosecutors are investigating the actions of those two policemen, who can be seen in the video as they disproportionately push a 75-year-old protester, who was hospitalized with a serious head injury after falling to the ground of backs and bleeding from the ears.
Video taken by WBFO , a local radio station, shows the man, identified as Martin Gugino on Friday , approaching a group of officers during a protest of George Floyd's death with racist overtones at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer. ( Minnesota ).
This Friday, the Erie County District Attorney's office said in a statement that prosecutors were investigating the incident. They reported that Gugino was unable to provide a statement to investigators Thursday night at the Erie County Medical Center , where he was taken for treatment for the head injury.
Gugino was in serious but stable condition today and was alert and oriented, according to a hospital spokesman, where they assure that the old man begins to recover.
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