Buffalo’s ABC News affiliate reports:
Martin Gugino, the 75-year-old man seen being pushed to the ground during last June’s protests in Niagara Square, has filed a civil suit against the City of Buffalo, Mayor Byron Brown, Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood, Deputy Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia, and Officers Robert McCabe, Aaron Torgalski, and John Losi.
Gugino’s attorneys, Richard P. Weisbeck Jr., Melissa D. Wischerath and of Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria Law Firm, have requested a jury trial.
The lawsuit accuses Buffalo Police Officers McCabe, Torgalski and Losi of forcibly assaulting Gugino by shoving him to the ground without warning. It also says the defendants took action to conceal the conduct of those officers.
Read the full article. As you might recall, the police initially claimed Gugino “tripped and fell” despite the video that was seen by millions. The next day Trump tweeted that Gugino was likely an “antifa provocateur” and that the police had been set up. Earlier this month a grand jury dismissed charges against the officers.
JUST IN: 75-year-old Martin Gugino files a civil suit that alleges defendants violated the constitutional rights of Gugino by enforcing an unconstitutional week long curfew and by using unlawful and unnecessary force. @WKBW https://t.co/Ac49yrIco3
— Olivia Proia (@OliviaProia) February 22, 2021
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