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GRAPHIC VIDEO: Two Buffalo police officers suspended after violently shoving elderly man to ground

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Two Buffalo police officers suspended after violently shoving elderly man to ground

Shortly after Buffalo’s curfew started Thursday evening, city police and State Police swept through the area of Niagara Square directly in front of City Hall to clear the area where a protest was finishing. An unidentified, 75-year-old man was shoved by two officers wearing tactical gear. The man lost his balance and fell to the pavement, audibly hitting his head with blood running out from under his head. Two medics came forward and treated the victim. They helped put him in an ambulance and he was taken away. The man, Martin Gugino of Amherst, is in serious, but stable condition at...

June 5, 2020
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Assembly leader says state legislature will repeal police privacy law today

Assembly leader says state legislature will repeal police privacy law today

WBFOFor almost half a century, of a New York state law sealed personnel information about police officers, firefighters and corrections officers. Some of it is truly personal: home address, family information, even data about a police officer who might once have had substance problems. That information may become public Monday, with state legislators and Gov. Andrew Cuomo planning to repeal that legal provision of the Civil Service Law and open up information. Listen Listening... 1:19 WBFO's Mike Desmond reports What is really at issue are the records about complaints made about officers,...

June 8, 2020
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GRAPHIC VIDEO: Two Buffalo police officers suspended after violently shoving elderly man to ground

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Two Buffalo police officers suspended after violently shoving elderly man to ground

WBFOShortly after Buffalo’s curfew started Thursday evening, city police and State Police swept through the area of Niagara Square directly in front of City Hall to clear the area where a protest was finishing. An unidentified, 75-year-old man was shoved by two officers in the line. The man lost his balance and fell to the pavement, audibly hitting his head with blood running out from under his head.     Two medics came forward and treated him. They helped put him in an ambulance and he was taken away. The man is in serious, but stable condition at ECMC as of Thursday night, reportedly with...

June 5, 2020
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Columbus, Ohio, Takes Down Statue Of Christopher Columbus

Columbus, Ohio, Takes Down Statue Of Christopher Columbus

WBFOA construction crew removed the massive Christopher Columbus statue from its place of honor outside Columbus, Ohio's City Hall on Wednesday morning, in one of the most dramatic cases yet of a city reshaping how its monuments reflect its sense of history and community identity. Workers began climbing the more than 20-foot-tall metal statue at daybreak, draping large support bands around Columbus' waist to lift the statue from its perch on the south plaza of City Hall. In the background, the building's façade was lit by colors of the rainbow — a display that was recently used to celebrate...

July 1, 2020
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