Two Buffalo Police officers formally charged in incident involving elderly man


The two suspended Buffalo Police officers who have received national attention after a video was captured showing them shoving a 75-year-old man to the ground in front of Buffalo City Hall on Thursday night have been formally charged in connection to the incident. 

Buffalo media reporting they each were charged with one count of second degree assault and both pleaded not guilty. 

The pair have been released from custody on their own recognizance and are slated to be back in court in July. 

Outside the courthouse were swarms of police and fire union members who were there to show their support for the officers, many times they could be seen opening umbrellas to block tv cameras covering the event. 

Meantime, the elderly man who was seen bleeding on the ground in the video is still in hospital listed in serious but stable condition and his lawyers says he is awake and alert. 

On Friday, all 57 members of the Buffalo Emergency Response team resigned from the special position after the two officers were suspended without pay.