ARREST AND CHARGE BUFFALO POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICER AARON TORGALSKI

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UPDATE:

Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood has ordered the suspension of both officers involved in the viral video in which a pedestrian was grossly assaulted by officers of the Buffalo Police Department. 

Firing these officers is not enough to hold them accountable. Arrest them. Prosecute them. Do not allow them to join another police force. 

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WHAT YOU CAN DO OTHER THAN SIGNING:

Call the Erie County District Attorney Office and demand that John J. Flynn, the current Erie County DA, have all officers involved in this incident, especially Aaron Torgalski, arrested and charged with assault. 

The Erie County DA Office can be reached at: 

Phone: 716-858-2400, After Hours Phone: 716-858-2424

If you are redirected in anyway, please call Buffalo Police HQ: (716)-851-4444

 

On 06/04/2020 Buffalo Police Office Aaron Torgalski was video taped pushing a pedestrian which lead to the pedestrian falling to the ground, landing on the back of his skull, resulting in blood pooling from his ears. In the same video, many colleagues of BPD officer Aaron Torgalski are seen walking away from the victim and even directing officers kneeling down to help the pedestrian away from the scene. Moments later, the surrounding officers arrested a peaceful protester who ran to help this pedestrians. This peaceful protestor was arrested despite having their arms raised in the air. 

This video depicts a chronic problem in America - police officers exhibiting a gross abuse of their power and utilizing excessive force to control law abiding citizens. This is a clear example of a civil rights violation. REGARDLESS of the reason this man approached the police, there are methods of deescalation that SHOULD have taken place which WOULD have resulted in an injury-free outcome. This man was assaulted by Aaron Torgalski. 

WE DEMAND EVERY OFFICER INVOLVED IN THIS VIDEO, ESPECIALLY BUFFALO POLICE OFFICER AARON TORGALSKI, BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS. AARON TORGALSKI MUST BE PROSECUTED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW. 

Full Video: https://twitter.com/wbfo/status/1268712530358292484?s=21