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they resigned in support of the two officers who were suspended without pay after shoving 75-year-old Martin Gugino and cracking his head, leaving him to bleed on the sidewalk.
As noted in another thread, this is the story being told by the union but is not necessarily accurate.

Two Buffalo Police ERT members say resignation was not in solidarity with suspended officers
“I don’t understand why the union said it’s a thing of solidarity. I think it sends the wrong message that ‘we’re backing our own’ and that’s not the case,” said one officer with whom we spoke.
“We quit because our union said [they] aren’t legally backing us anymore. So why would we stand on a line for the City with no legal backing if something [were to] happen? Has nothing to do with us supporting,” said another.
...“The City, DA Flynn, they’re not representing those guys at all. They have to find their own lawyers, they have to come out of pocket.”
...“You can’t ask people to do something and then when they do it and it goes bad then you just say they’re on their own,”
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