Buffalo Officers Suspended After Elderly Man Pushed to Ground by Police Suffers Serious Head Injury

A 75-year-old man suffered a head injury after he was shoved and fell to the ground during protests held at Niagara Square, in Buffalo, New York, on June 4.

Two officers involved in the incident were suspended without pay, according to a statement from Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown.

The man was in a “stable but serious condition,” the statement read.

The incident occurred during a protest against police brutality which was held “illegally” after the enforced city curfew, Brown said.

Footage shows an officer shoving the man who then falls backwards onto his head. In other footage from local media, blood can be seen streaming from his head. Credit: Spectrum News Buffalo via Storyful