Robert McCabe Wiki – Robert McCabe Bio
Robert McCabe is a police officer in the Buffalo Police Department. He was identified as one of two Buffalo police officers accused of shoving a 75-year-old man to the ground in Niagara Square in a viral video during riot control. The man who has since been identified as Martin Gugino feels depressed causing a bleeding head injury. Police initially claimed that the man “tripped” and was injured.
Robert McCabe Charges
Robert McCabe and Aaron Torgalski who was identified as the officer who pushed the 75-year-old man to the ground were suspended a day later. The two officers were charged with second-degree assault and released on their own recognizance. Both pleaded not guilty; their next court date is July 20. on June 5th, the entire Emergency Response Team at the Buffalo Police Department has resigned in a show of solidarity for the cops suspended for shoving an elderly man to the ground. A total of about 57 officers walked off the job Friday, though they are still employed with the police department, just no longer on the ERT.
Also, supporters of the two officers showed up at the courthouse on June 6 when they got the news that the officers will face criminal charges for assault.
— Photog Rob (@PhotogRobN) June 6, 2020
Viral Video of Shoving Man
Shortly after the Buffalo curfew took effect, “City police and state police swept the Niagara Plaza area directly in front of City Hall to clear the area where a protest was ending,” WBFO reported. The video shows officers with face shields and canes pushing Gugino, who is wearing a mask. Then it falls to the ground, where it lies motionless. “He is bleeding from the ear,” someone says, but the officers keep walking. “You better get an ambulance for him,” says one person. “We have an EMT on the scene,” responds one man. One of the two officers has been identified because his name tag is visible on the video: Aaron Torgalski.
Who is Martin Gugino? (Shoved by Buffalo)
Martin Gugino, a longtime peace activist, was named as the 75-year-old man who was shoved to the ground after a meeting with Buffalo, New York, police who were the subject of a viral video. Gugino is from Amherst. “He is a kind person who really believes he should stand up for what he thinks is right,” said his friend Terrence Bisson, who wrote Buffalo News, “he has worked with Gugino on Latin American affairs through the Western New York Peace Center.” ” “That’s why he went to the demonstration. He would never physically resist any kind of order,” Bisson said, according to the newspaper. “He is a little fragile, not because of his age. He has some health problems.”
New York Gov. Statement
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Mayor of Buffalo released statements about the incident. “This incident is totally unjustified and totally embarrassing,” Cuomo wrote. “I have spoken to Buffalo @MayorByronBrown and we agree that the officers involved should be suspended immediately pending a formal investigation. Police officers must enforce, NOT ABUSE, the law.”
— Byron W. Brown (@MayorByronBrown) June 5, 2020
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