The incident happened in November 2006. At that time, Officer Cariol Horne had served 19 of the 20 years needed to receive a pension, Horne spokesperson told CNN.
However, Horne was fired because he intervened and said he did not qualify for his pension.
“That’s why I lost my pension, [the suspect] he didn’t die, so [he] I still live to this day because I intervened. ”
CNN tried to reach Horne for additional comments.
The Buffalo Joint Council, the city’s legislature, decided to deal with the New York Attorney General’s office a second time to correct what it perceives as wrong.
“It has the responsibility to propose special protection for individual police officers who intervene to protect citizens from extreme power situations involving other officers,” the council’s decision said.
The resolution calls on the Buffalo Police Department to mandate and train officers on the “Response Duty” policy over the next 30 days, and to check for inconsistencies in the days required to receive a pension.
In the decision, the “response duty” policy calls on civil servants to protect citizens from unnecessary or excessive use of force.
“We now have a completely different attorney general, now we have a total of different climates and atmospheres and lenses, as we are now dealing with policing in the US,” Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen told WIVB.
“So, I think it’s a good time to look at this case again and see if civil rights violations can be fully committed.” Said.
The New York Attorney General has told CNN that he will not comment on this issue at this time.
CNN reached the Buffalo Police Department regarding this incident.