Buffalo cops who pushed down elderly man arrested and charged with assault

BUFFALO, NEW YORK — The Buffalo police officers caught on video pushing an elderly man to the ground and seriously injuring him were charged with second-degree assault this morning during a virtual arraignment, WIVB reports.

Robert McCabe and Aaron Torgalski were suspended after video showing them shoving 75-year-old Martin Gugino to the ground Thursday night went viral. The incident took place during a demonstration in front of Buffalo City Hall.

Both officers pleaded not guilty and were released on their own recognizance. They will reappear on July 20 for a felony hearing and remain suspended from the police force without pay.

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