Aaron Torgalski Biography
Aaron Torgalski is an American police officer working with the Police Department of Buffalo, New York.
He became known after a video went viral of him pushing an elderly man. The elderly man fell backward on the concrete floor and began bleeding through his ears.
Aaron Torgalski Age
It is still not yet known how old Torgalski is.
Aaron Torgalski Family
Information about his family is not available at the moment. We will provide it as soon as it is available.
Aaron Torgalski Police Training
Torgalski was among 19 new recruits sworn in by Mayor Byron Brown and Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda on August 1, 2014.
After taking a six-month training program at the Police Academy, he eventually graduated in January 2015.
Aaron Torgalski Viral Video
Aaron Torgalski Pushing a 75-year-old man
A video of Torgalski pushing an elderly man and causing to fall and bleed went viral on Twitter. This happened shortly after Buffalo’s 8. Pm curfew went into effect.
In the video, the police officer can be seen pushing the old man. He falls backward hits the pavement and starts to bleed.
The old man was taken to the hospital but his condition remains unknown as of now. We will provide an update.
Aaron Torgalski Salary
According to everipedia.org, Torgalski earns an annual salary of $81,419.
New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo’s Statement
The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo released a statement regarding the incident writing;
“This incident is wholly unjustified and utterly disgraceful. I’ve spoken with Buffalo @MayorByronBrown and we agree that the officers involved should be immediately suspended pending a formal investigation. Police Officers must enforce — NOT ABUSE — the law.”
Mayor Byron W. Brown’s Statement;
“Tonight, after a physical altercation between two separate groups of protesters participating in an illegal demonstration beyond the curfew, two Buffalo police officers knocked down a 75-year-old man. The victim is in stable but serious condition at ECMC. I was deeply disturbed by the video, as was Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood. He directed an immediate investigation into the matter and the two officers have been suspended without pay.
“After days of peaceful protests and several meetings between myself, Police leadership, and members of the community, tonight’s event is disheartening. I hope to continue to build on the progress we have achieved as we work together to address racial injustice and inequity in the City of Buffalo. My thoughts are with the victim tonight.”