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The Buffalo Officer Who was Fired After Saving a Victim from a Chokehold

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Chris discusses Cariol Horne and reads a letter of support written by 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement who Care. Over the course of the past several weeks some news about a Buffalo Police Officer saving a man from a chokehold he was receiving from a fellow officer over 8-years-ago is being looked at once again.

Cariol Jean Horne’s actions on 11/1/06 on intervening in the choking of a black man, Neal Mack by Buffalo Police Officer Greg Kwiatkowski probably saved Mack from being Eric Garner before the Eric Garner incident. Kwiatkowski-like Daniel Pantaleo and Loehmann-had a track record of anger and attitude issues that should have got him ousted from the force long ago, instead it was Officer Horne who had since been fired for her possibly-life-saving efforts.

She openly admits she would do the same thing over again were the situation to re-present itself. Horne is black, Kwiatkowski is white. Even during a time when Horne underwent a disciplinary hearing, he continued to force similar situations upon members of the public and his fellow officers. While Kwiatkowski continued to break laws, the Buffalo Police Department still appeared obsessed with trying to teach Horne a lesson for breaking policy.

He was rewarded with a promotion to Lieutenant just before her firing. In response to a letter of Support by 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement who Care, Mayor Brown requested that horne meet with him on Thursday 6/4/15 in City Hall.