VIDEO: Buffalo Police SUV Hits Suicidal Man
Over the weekend, a Facebook live video posted shows a Buffalo Police SUV hitting a man who is standing outside with a knife.
The incident happened Chicago and Fulton streets right by the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino on Saturday and he was transported to Erie County Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Tom Burton, the attorney representing the officer through the Police Benevolent Association, said his officer acted appropriately in order to protect the safety of a fellow officer. According to Burton, another officer not seen on camera in the Facebook Live video faced a specific threat from the man, who was wielding a 12-inch butcher knife.
Burton said the man with the knife was taunting that other officer and had also displayed suicidal tendencies.