Elderly protester shoved to ground by Buffalo police sues city after grand jury dismisses charges

An elderly protester who was shoved to the ground by police officers in Buffalo, New York, sued the city on Monday after a grand jury dismissed assault charges in connection to the June incident.

Lawyers for 75-year-old Martin Gugino alleged that high-ranking officials and three uniformed officers “violated” his “constitutional rights” when they enacted a “week long curfew” and employed “unlawful and unnecessary force” against him during protests in the upstate New York following the death of George Floyd. Gugino’s legal team, which has requested a jury trial for the civil suit, further posited that Officers Robert McCabe, Aaron Torgalski, and John Losi shoved the 75-year-old man to the ground “without warning” and “walked by without
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