These cops were apart of the Emergency Response Team in Buffalo and since the video has been passed around social media 57 officers have resigned from that force. Not because they felt what happened was wrong but to show solidarity for the cops suspended for shoving the elderly man to the ground. According to WIVB reporter Dave Greber, they are still employed with the police department, they are just no longer on the ERT.
The man who was shoved it 75-year-old Martin Gugino. The video shows cops in heavy gear moving along the sidewalk and shoving Gugino even though he was not being physically confrontational. A representative for the Buffalo Police Department told a local reporter that the man was injured when he “tripped and fell,” but the video shows the truth.