Cariol Horne was marching with supporters in front of City Hall Tuesday still trying to get a police pension. Horne, a one-time Buffalo cop, was fired from the police department in 2008 with 19 years on the job - one year short of getting her pension - because of an incident that occurred 10 years ago Tuesday.
Among her supporters at Tuesday's march was Neal Mack, the man that Horne has said was being choked by a fellow officer when she intervened on Nov. 1, 2006.
"She did the right thing and got punished," Mack said.
Horne was brought up on charges by the police department, including obstruction for allegedly jumping on the arresting officer's back. She was found guilty by an abitrator, and fired in 2008. Horne has repeatedly claimed she did the right thing. But she exhausted her legal options without getting the ruling against her overturned.
No justice, no Pledge of Allegiance
Councilman Wingo continued his silent protest against police shootings of African Americans by again raising his fist in the air while his colleagues placed their hands on their hearts during the Pledge of Allegiance at Tuesday's Council meeting. One of Wingo's staff members joined him in the the protest, with his fist also in the air.
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