Charges Against Two Buffalo Police Officers Dismissed
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A Grand Jury has dismissed charges against two Buffalo Police officers who pushed an elderly protester this summer in front of City Hall. According to WIVB, charges against Aaron Torgalski and Robert McCabe, who assaulted Martin Gugino, have been dismissed. They were facing felony assault charges.
Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says he presented a fair and balanced case,
“The reality here is that no one is ever going to know, I’ll be honest the grand jury proceedings are secret, they’re sealed and no one is ever going to know what happened in that grand jury. So, you really only have my word that I didn’t sandbag anything. I put all relevant information and evidence into that grand jury and I presented it all to that grand jury and they made a decision.”
I'm surprised, but I'm not. As you could see in the video, the officers, in my opinion, used excessive force on the elderly Gugino. I would have thought the Grand Jury would hold them accountable for injuring him. I mean, he did stay in the hospital recovering for a very long time. But I am also not surprised because it seems to be the norm in America for police to not be held accountable for their actions. If he filed a civil suit, he may be able to some justice there.