“Entire Buffalo Emergency Response Team resigns in solidarity with cops who pushed old man”
June 5, 2020 | 3:56pm
A total of 57 officers resigned from the emergency team in solidarity with the two suspended cops, who pushed Martin Gugino, causing him to stumble backward and crack his head on the ground, WGRZ reported.
“Fifty-seven resigned in disgust because of the treatment of two of their members, who were simply executing orders,” said John Evans, president of the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association.
The special squad was created in 2016 and is deployed for mass protests or riots, the network reported.
The officers who resigned are still employed, just no longer part of the Emergency Response Team, according to WIVB.
Gugino, an activist who is well known in Buffalo, was listed in serious but stable condition.
The shocking video shows blood gushing from his head after he fell.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said earlier Friday that the city should pursue terminating the two officers, who were suspended immediately by Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.