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Aaron Torgalski has been recognized through his name tag as one of the two Buffalo, New York police officers seen shoving a 75-year-old man in a viral video that has been seen millions of times.
Torgalski’s name was visible on his police badge in the video. The other officer’s name is not still known. There isn’t another Torgalski listed on the Buffalo police force. A Change.org requests demanding that Buffalo police fire Torgalski has thousands of signatures.
Aaron Torgalski’s age is unknown.
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The viral video saw more than 17 million times show Buffalo, New York police officers shove a 75-year-old man to the ground and then walk by him as he sleeps, bleeding from the head, on the pavement. Government salaries.com says, “Aaron Torgalski M in 2018 was employed in the City Of Buffalo and had an annual salary of $81,419.”
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Buffalo’s mayor both issued statements about the event.
“This incident is wholly unjustified and utterly disgraceful,” Cuomo wrote. “I’ve spoken with Buffalo @MayorByronBrown and we agree that the officers involved should be immediately suspended pending a formal investigation. Police Officers must enforce — NOT ABUSE — the law.”
The video shows officers with face shields and batons walking down the street en masse. Officers appear to shove a man wearing a mask. He then falls down on the ground, where he lies motionless. “He’s bleeding out of his ear,” someone says, but the officers keep walking. One of the two officers has been identified because his name tag is visible in the video: Aaron Torgalski.
It appears that one of the officers that shoved and gave a serious head wound to this peaceful protester name is
AARON TORGALSKI of the BUFFALO, NY POLICE DEPT.
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The man lies motionless on the pavement. Officers take another person in custody. “You better get an ambulance for him,” a person says. “We have an EMT on the scene,” a man responds. The man lies motionless on the pavement. Officers take another person in custody. “You better get an ambulance for him,” a person says. “We have an EMT on the scene,” a man responds.
According to WBFO, the incident occurred shortly after Buffalo’s curfew went into effect. “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,” the station reported. The station said the man was unidentified but he was 75 years old. He was “shoved by two officers in the line.”
The station reported that the man was in serious but stable condition at an area hospital, and Buffalo police said, “a 5th person was arrested during a skirmish with other protestors and also charged with disorderly conduct. During that skirmish involving protestors, one person was injured when he tripped & fell.” Journalist Marlee Tuskes wrote, “From BPD Capt. Jeff Rinaldo: Internal Affairs immediately opened an investigation into the incident, ordered by Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood. State police medics rendered aid. A source tells me the man suffered from a laceration and possible concussion.” Katie Gibas, another journalist, wrote, “The gentleman has been taken away in an ambulance but appeared to be alert.”
The administrator, Byron W. Brown, issued a statement:
Tonight, after a physical fight between two separate groups of demonstrators participating in an illegal demonstration beyond the curfew, two Buffalo police officers knocked down a 75-year-old man. The victim is in stable but serious condition at ECMC. I was deeply disturbed by the video, as was Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood. He directed an immediate investigation into the matter and the two officers have been suspended without pay. After days of peaceful protests and several meetings between myself, Police leadership, and members of the community, tonight’s event is disheartening. I hope to continue to build on the progress we have achieved as we work together to address racial injustice and inequity in the City of Buffalo. My thoughts are with the victim tonight.
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