District Attorney investigating police-involved protester injury in Buffalo as NEW video emerges

A 75-year-old protester injured after a Buffalo police officer pushed him during a demonstration in Niagara Square Thursday night is in stable but serious condition as the district attorney’s office investigates the incident that was captured on video.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, multiple videos taken by reporters and bystanders show a police officer pushing an elderly man, causing him to fall backwards onto a sidewalk. In the videos, the man is seen bleeding from the head or ear, and remains still on the pavement as police officers walk past him without appearing to offer any aid.


Later Thursday night, the Buffalo Police Department suspended two officers involved in the incident, without pay.

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On Friday, a reporter with Spectrum News Buffalo shared a statement from the Erie County District Attorney’s office, saying that the D.A. was investigating the incident that left the unidentified man with a head injury. According to the statement, the man was unable to give his own statement to authorities from the hospital on Thursday night, though he is  reportedly alert as of late Friday morning.

Reporters from multiple news outlet have confirmed that the injured man is 75 years old.

Another reporter from Spectrum News Buffalo shared new video of the man falling, taken from across the street. The reporter said on Twitter that the video was taken at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday, a half-hour after Buffalo’s 8 p.m. curfew began.


CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

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