Martin Gugino, the aged Buffalo protester who received knocked to the bottom and bled out of his ears, is now suing town over that ordeal.
The 75-year-old man is suing the Metropolis of Buffalo, its mayor, a number of cops and the Commissioner … alleging the curfew they imposed final summer time amid BLM protests was arbitrarily enforced, and ended up touchdown him within the hospital with a cracked noggin.
In his docs, Gugino says the 8 PM curfew they enforced at Niagara Sq. was draconian and albeit unconstitutional, infringing on his proper to be there and peacefully protest … as he claims he was doing that day.
Gugino claims mere minutes after the clock struck 8, officers in riot gear started selecting and selecting whom they wished to accost and arrest arbitrarily. Out of worry for different protesters, Gugino says he tried to speak them down, however alleges they screamed, “Push him” … which he says 2 officers then did, with extreme drive.
In fact, we have all seen what occurred subsequent … he stumbled again, and slammed his head into the sidewalk. Gugino says that upon being transferred to a hospital, he realized he’d suffered a concussion and that his cranium had been fractured.
After the actual fact, Gugino claims Buffalo PD tried dismissing his damage as a trip-and-fall — however Gugino says that could not be farther from the reality. He claims he was hospitalized for weeks, and that ultimately … Mayor Byron Brown copped to what had really occurred.
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Regardless of this … a Grand Jury declined to indict the two officers accused of pushing Gugino.
Gugino goes on to listing numerous Buffalo police-involved incidents courting again years that he insists paints a sample of extreme drive and abuse of energy. He is additionally asking for main damages — punitive and in any other case that he feels will deter Buffalo PD from repeating this kind of conduct.