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    57 people of Buffalo police riot response group resign


    All the fifty seven of the members of the Buffalo Police Department's Emergency Response Team got out of job on Friday from the department which responds to riots and other crowd control situations, the chiefe of the union that represents Buffalo police officers said that to The Buffalo News.

    Two of law enforcement sources ensured the resignations.


    Two of the members of the Emergency Response group were stopped without payment late Thursday after they were included in pushing man in 75-year-old protester to the ground as they cleared the area in front of Buffalo City Hall at the emergency curfew. The Erie County District Attorney's Office is looking for the incident. No charges have been put to them.

    The Emergency Response group members didnt quit the police department, but have standed from the tactical unit, according to the sources.

    The department representing Buffalo police officers told its rank-and-file members Friday that the union would not pay for legal fees to defend police officers anymore related to the protests which began Saturday in falling Buffalo and continued on and off, according to one source. The union is angry with the attitude of the two officers who were suspended Thursday.

    "Our position is these officers were following orders from Deputy Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia to clean the area," said Buffalo Police Benevolent Association President John Evans. "It doesn't completly clear the group of men, 50 and under or 15 to 40. They were doing their job simply. I don't know how much contact was done. He slip in my estimation. He fell backwards."

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