Buffalo Police Officers now suspended with pay

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Two Buffalo Police officers who were suspended without pay after a video showed them pushing 75-year-old protester Martin Gugino in June, are now back on the city’s payroll.

Sources tell News 4 that Robert McCabe,32, and Aaron Torgalski,39, are being suspended with pay due to a collective bargaining agreement that has gone into effect after 30 days. This is normal protocol for this type of agreement.

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Both officers are charged with assault in the second degree for the incident involving Gugino and face a maximum sentence of seven years if convicted.

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