A Buffalo, New York, police officer who was videotaped calling a bystander an obscene, sexist time period has been faraway from his submit for now.
Buffalo Police Division Commissioner Byron Lockwood suspended Lt. Michael Delong and launched an investigation, Mayor Byron Brown confirmed in a statement Monday.
“There isn’t any place for that sort of reprehensible conduct within the Buffalo Police Division and it’ll not be tolerated,” Brown mentioned.
Ruweyda Salim, who filmed the arrest of a person this week at a 7-Eleven, is seen on video confronting Delong concerning the quantity of cops current to arrest one man. Delong mentioned the person had two crack pipes and attacked his mom. He informed her that the suspect was violent and holding a weight in his hand.
“I wasn’t going to go close to him,” Salim mentioned.
“You’re a disrespectful little fucking cunt, that’s what you might be,” Delong replied.
“Thanks, you’re gonna be viral,” Salim mentioned.
Salim wrote on social media that the officer additionally shoved “his whole body up against me, respiratory on me … and making sexist remarks. … I saved attempting (to) transfer away from (him) however he saved coming after me. He was overtly intimidating me and attempting to impress me. Not one of the 9 different cops stopped this man from bodily harassing me. … Armed cops ought to have the ability to successfully do their job with out being threatened by civilians recording them.”
Right here’s an extended model of the video:
The Buffalo PD was already underneath fireplace for shoving an elderly protester to the ground throughout an indication after the police killing of George Floyd.
The person, Martin Gugino, suffered a fractured cranium.
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