Aaron Torgalski Biography, Aaron Torgalski Wiki
Aaron Torgalski has been identified 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 viewed millions of times.
Torgalski’s name was visible on his police badge in the video. The other officer’s name is not yet known. There isn’t another Torgalski listed on the Buffalo police force. A Change.org petition demanding that Buffalo police fire Torgalski has thousands of signatures.
Buffalo Police and Old Man Viral Footage
The viral video viewed more than 57 million times shows Buffalo, New York police officers shove a 75-year-old man to the ground and then walk by him as he lies, 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.”
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.
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.”