57 Police officers, making the entire Emergency Response Team at the Buffalo Police Department have resigned.
The team sent in their resignation as a show of support for two of their colleagues who were suspended without pay for shoving an elderly man to the ground during a protest in New York.
WIVB reporter, Dave Greber confirmed in a tweet that a total of about 57 officers resigned on Friday. He also said they are still employed, but no longer on ERT.
Reacting to the incident, Buffalo Police Commissioner announced he was deeply disturbed over the incident and the two officers involved in the incident were suspended without pay as that the elderly man is in serious but stable condition.
Buffalo Police Commissioner, Mayor Byron Brown also issued a statement, saying the city is aware of these resignations.