Black Buffalo Police Officer Fired for Trying to Stop Chokehold Wins Ruling to get Pension

A Black police officer in Buffalo, New York, who was fired in 2008 for intervening when a White colleague employed a chokehold will be given back pay and a pension, CNN reports.

The officer, Cariol Horne, was fired following a 2006 incident in which she tried to stop an officer from using a chokehold on a handcuffed suspect. Horne served on the Buffalo police force for 19 of the 20 years required to receive a pension, the story says.

Ward referenced the cases of George Floyd — who died after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on his neck for nearly nine-and-a-half minutes — and Eric Garner– the New York man who died after being placed in a chokehold — among other alleged instances of excessive force by police, according to CNN.

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