VIDEO: Buffalo Police Officer Suspended Without Pay Over Video
Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda spoke to members of the media Monday to discuss a video that surfaced over the weekend that shows a handcuffed man being slapped and kicked by Buffalo (N.Y.) PD officers, reports WGRZ-TV.
Buffalo Police have now suspended one officer without pay pending an investigation into the April 19th incident. Five others were placed on administrative leave.
The incident happened near Philadelphia and Ontario Street around 10:30pm. Derenda says the suspect was stopped by police for a vehicle and traffic infraction. He says about five or six officers responded to the scene.
Derenda would not discuss specifics of the incident, nor would he comment on if the department had identified any of the officers, or their current status with the department. "It is going to take a little bit of time … investigators have been making progress since Friday."