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Buffalo police officers shove 75-year-old man to the ground

A 75-year-old man lies on the ground bleeding after being shoved by two Buffalo police officers. A 75-year-old man lies on the ground bleeding after being shoved by two Buffalo police officers. | Photo: MIKE DESMOND/WBFO.

WNYT Staff
Updated: June 05, 2020 01:01 AM
Created: June 05, 2020 12:52 AM

Police in Buffalo shoved a 75-year-old man to the ground on Thursday evening shortly after a curfew imposed to curb violent protests in the wake of the George Floyd's death went into effect.

State and city police came across the unidentified man as they swept through the area of Niagara Square directly in front of City Hall to clear the space where a protest was finishing.

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Video captured by local media showed the unidentified man shoved by two officers in the line as he approached.

The man lost his balance and fell to the pavement, audibly hitting his head.

Blood was seen running out from under his head.

The man was taken to the hospital. He's stable but serious condition, according to Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.

"I was deeply disturbed by the video," the mayor said.

The Buffalo police commissioner has ordered an investigation. The officers involved have been suspended without pay.


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