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Robert McCabe was named of one of two Buffalo police officers accused of shoving a 75-year-old man in a viral video during riot control, according to WIVB.com.
Aaron Torgalski was previously identified through his name tag as the other Buffalo, New York police officer seen shoving activist Martin Gugino in the video that has been viewed millions of times.
The Buffalo police officers seen shoving a 75-year-old man to the ground are now facing criminal charges. Robert McCabe & Aaron Torgalski will be arraigned today. Traffic in front of the courthouse has been shut down, but it’s not clear if ppl are there in support or in protest.
— Kevin Rincon (@KevRincon) June 6, 2020
Supporters of the two officers showed up at the courthouse on June 6 as news spread they will face criminal charges for assault.
Erie County comptroller showing support for officers outside of city court.
“Right now radical progressives are attacking police and they want chaos on our streets. They want anarchy… we need to take back our cities. We need to take back our neighborhoods.” https://t.co/ZjumVMkn5i
— Madison Carter (@madisonlcarter) June 6, 2020
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 scene,” a man responds.
— WBFO (@WBFO) June 5, 2020
Robert McCabe and Aaron Torgalski were charged with second-degree assault this morning during a virtual arraignment.
Both officers pleaded not guilty to the charge and were released on their own recognizance.
The two officers were suspended after video surfaced of them shoving 75-year-old Martin Gugino Thursday night, during a demonstration in front of Buffalo City Hall.
They are set to reappear on July 20 for a felony hearing.
McCabe and Torgalski remain suspended without pay.
— Dave Greber (@DaveGreber4) June 6, 2020