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Court Vindicates Buffalo Cop Fired for Stopping a Fellow Officer from Choking Handcuffed Man

HeadlineApr 16, 2021

A New York court has vindicated a former Buffalo police officer who was fired for stopping a fellow cop from choking a handcuffed man during an arrest in 2006. Cariol Horne was sanctioned by the Buffalo Police Department, reassigned, then fired in 2008, just months before she was eligible to receive her full pension. This week’s ruling makes her eligible for back pay and pension benefits. Horne is calling on state legislatures and Congress to pass Cariol’s Law, which would make it the duty of law enforcement officers to intervene in cases of brutality.

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