Buffalo, NY-All of the officers of the Emergency Response Team of the Buffalo Police Department has resigned.
The announcement comes after two members were suspended without pay when a video surfaced showing them push a 75-year-old protestor.
“Fifty-seven resigned in disgust because of the treatment of two of their members, who were simply executing orders,” said John Evans, PBA president.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown issued this statement: The City of Buffalo is aware of developments related to the work assignments of certain members of the Buffalo police force. At this time, we can confirm that contingency plans are in place to maintain police services and ensure public safety within our community. The Buffalo police continue to actively work with the New York State Police and other cooperating agencies.
A spokesperson for the New York State Police confirmed that additional troopers have been called in to help with any situations.