More Bullying from Buffalo Police Emerging on Video as FBI Steps in to InvestigateBy Carlos Miller
May. 05, 2014
The viral video showing Buffalo police beating a handcuffed man after a traffic infraction would not have survived had it not been for the quick thinking of the man who recorded it, which explains why the video inexplicably ends after 80 seconds, even though the beating was getting intense.
It turns out, the cop doing the most beating, John Cirulli, ordered the videographer to delete the footage or have his phone confiscated.
But by then, the man had switched phones with another man, so the cop apparently was fooled into thinking the video was no longer there.
Now another citizen has come forward with a video showing another Buffalo police officer knocking the phone out of her hands as she was recording cops body slamming a woman during a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
That cop, who has not been identified, then stomped on the phone and planted his foot on it, but the woman pushed his foot aside and retrieved her phone.
But the cop kept coming after her, demanding the phone as “evidence,” which would make him guilty of destroying evidence -- had there been any validity to his demands -- because the phone was inoperable after that.