A black former police officer may finally see justice done 12 years after being fired for intervening when a colleague had a suspect in a chokehold.
As per reports, Cariol Horne served in the Buffalo, New York, Police Department for 19 years. Yet two years after stopping a white police officer who had a black suspect locked in a chokehold, she was fired and lost her pension one year before she was due to qualify.
City and State New York, though, now say that wrong may be righted.
President and CEO of civil rights organization Buffalo Urban League, said in an interview: “The police department didn’t believe her story, and they punished her severely. She lost her livelihood. I mean, which one of us who has any humanity, seeing someone choked to death, just like those officers (in Minneapolis) who should have said, ‘Get off his neck.’