BUFFALO, NY – The Buffalo Police Department has started an internal investigation into one of its officers after a video surfaced which appears to show a forceful act against a civilian.
The incident was captured on video by a bystander on Busti Avenue near Hudson Street on the city's lower West Side.
In the video, a woman frantically screams that the officer on top of the subject, is choking him and needs to stop. Others also implore restraint, claiming the subject's eyes are bugging out due to the force being exerted. Eventually, the man is cuffed and, with assistance, is able to walk to a patrol car.
Police will not confirm what led up to the confrontation, or the name of the man involved, or what if anything he is being charged with.