The entire Buffalo Police Department Emergency Response Team – consisting of 57 officers – decided to resign from their post in the team to show their supporter for the two officers who were suspended after they pushed down an elderly man and nearly killed him.
This week, two officers from the Buffalo Police Department Emergency Response Team were captured on camera pushing 75-year-old Martin Gugino to the ground, causing him to hit his head on the ground and get seriously injured.
According to reports, the officers are still employed, but no longer on ERT.
According to Buffalo Police Benevolent Association president John Evans, the officers who were suspended did nothing wrong and were following orders.
“Fifty-seven resigned in disgust because of the treatment of two of their members, who were simply executing orders,” Evans, said in a statement.
#BREAKING: I’m told the entire @BPDAlerts Emergency Response Team has resigned from the team, a total of 57 officers, as a show of support for the officers who are suspended without pay after shoving Martin Gugino, 75. They are still employed, but no longer on ERT. @news4buffalo
— Dave Greber (@DaveGreber4) June 5, 2020