- Jun 6, 2018
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Former Buffalo officer who stopped fellow cop's chokehold on suspect will get pension after winning lawsuit
Cariol Horne intervened when a White officer attempted to choke a Black suspect named Neal Mack. Mack says she saved his life.
"A former Buffalo Police officer who said she was fired for intervening when a White officer attempted to choke a Black suspect will receive her pension after winning a lawsuit on Tuesday. In his ruling, Judge Dennis Ward wrote that "the City of Buffalo has recognized the error and has acknowledged the need to undo an injustice from the past -- the legal system can at the very least be the mechanism to help justice prevail, even if belatedly." Horne gained national attention in 2006 when she said she stopped officer Greg Kwiatkowski's chokehold on Neal Mack. She was ultimately fired in 2008, mere months before she was eligible to receive her full pension. "
Apparently this cop not only attempted to stop a good cop from placing a much needed chokehold on a thug who was already handcuffed -- she traded punches with Officer Kwiatkowski...she should have been in prison for that alone..and to make matters even worse, she probably was the reason this same officer Kwiatkowski was sentenced to 4 months in federal prison for slamming around a couple of darkies a few years later.....
Now because of this judge's ruling -- they are going to pay this woman's pension dating back to 2010?? Really??? If she was able to make it 10 years without any pension, why should she need for taxpayers to pay her pension now?? We shouldn't be forced to pay pensions for bad cops like her. Now if Office Horne was smart, she should have just resigned before getting fired and not have to worry about losing her pension.