UPDATE: The former police officer has won a lawsuit giving her a pension 15 years after being fired by the Buffalo Police department for intervening in a situation where a white officer was using excessive force on an older black male suspect. George Floyd’s case was referenced in the lawsuit when discussing the need for other officers to intervene when excessive force is being used to detain or arrest a suspect. Horne is asking that a law be passed nationally as it now is in Buffalo.
This story is so unfortunate. Former police officer Cariol Horne stopped a white Buffalo police officer from choking a black suspect and after he attacked her and punched her in the jaw, she was fired and denied her pension after 19 years on the job.
While this happened a few years ago, in light of the current situation in Buffalo with the old man being pushed down and cracking his skull, this story has resurfaced. Not sure what the end result was for her getting her pension but should she have ever even been fired?