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Support Cariol Horne to Secure Pension

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My name is Cariol Horne. I am a proud New Yorker and a mother of five, and grandmother of 13 and for nearly a decade I have been appealing a wrongful firing and the loss of my pension. When I was fired by Buffalo PD, the department charged me with obstruction for stopping Officer Kwiatkowski’s brutal attack on an already cuffed and arrested suspect. Even Kwiatkowski himself disputes the facts of the charges that got me dismissed. And while he was allowed to be promoted and then retire with his pension.  December 1, 2016 he pled guilty to federal Charges.

Mr. Kwiatkowski has a long history of violence within the police force. He retired after he had been suspended for choking a fellow officer on the job, he has been written up for punching another officer while off duty and most recently, after being promoted to Lieutenant, along with two other officers, was charged with federal felony civil rights violations for shooting a young African-American boy in his custody with a BB gun. From where I stand this is not a person that protects and serves but rather threatens the safety of officers and regular citizens alike.

I no longer want my job back. However, I worked hard for my pension and was wrongly fired for doing my job -- stopping the abuse of a man who couldn’t defend himself.

Now Sgt. Kizzy Adonis in NY, is being bought up on charges for not stopping the chokehold that was put on Eric Garner which caused his death.  I STOPPED a chokehold and Neal Mack lives.  You can't have it both ways New York.  #Damned if you do, Damned if you don't.

Buffalo PD allowed Kwiatkowski to continue on the force as a supervisor despite his several infractions, but released me without even one suspension on my record.

Help me fight for justice and my kids’ future and tell New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli to reinstate my pension and make a statement against injustice and corruption.


For more information about my case please see the links


Fired Buffalo cop tells her side

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Lt. Gregory Kwiatkowski charged with felony civil rights violations.

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