Buffalo Police Department officer Aaron Torgalski has been criminally charged after being caught on tape assaulting an old white man that was filming him. The video is disturbing. The unknown elderly white man is seen standing on the sidewalk and filming riot police until one officer shoves him to the ground. After hitting the pavement he barely moves and is seen bleeding severely from the head. He looks like someone that has been knocked out cold, but is still twitching.
If you zoom in close enough you can make out the name "A. TORGALSKI" on his uniform. Public records indicate that one Aaron M Torgalski resides at the following address:
BUFFALO, NY area
Torgalski also owns the property at:
**** ******** ***
EAST AURORA, NY *****
Normally, we block home addresses of police officers, but we are making an exception due to the heinousness of Officer Torgalski's actions. It is our hope that protesters will use this information when deciding where to peacefully protest.
This image more than anything should show people that the war on police brutality is being fought by all races.
According to the news media, the police explained this incident saying "one person was injured when he tripped and fell." Apparently they must not have seen the video.
**Someone commented on our Facebook page that he sold that house last year and provided a link to a page where it says he sold the house on Carlyle Avenue to someone else. However, the person listed as the purchaser does not match the name of the owner according to our background check service. Having heard from the purchaser we are no longer confident with the results of the background check service that is usually accurate.
UPDATE: The name of the victim is Martin Gugino. He is 75 years old.
UPDATE: Aaron Torgalski has since been arrested and charged with second degree assault. Fellow officer Robert McCabe has also been charged with second degree assault for this savage attack on an elderly man on a sidewalk in Buffalo.