Cops recorded pushing senior male to the ground amidst George Floyd demonstrations

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    Cops filmed shoving elderly man to the ground amid George Floyd protests

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    Police in Salt Lake City were seen tossing James Tobin to the ground throughout the George Floyd demonstrations over the weekend. (Picture: ABC 4)

    Police officers were captured on cam as they pushed a 67-year-old veteran with cancer to the ground throughout George Floyd demonstrations in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    The video, which was taken Saturday throughout an ABC4 News broadcast, reveals an officer pressing James Tobin – who has leukemia and was seen utilizing a walking cane – in the back triggering him to lose his balance and go toppling face-first to the ground.

    Afterwards, officers are seen pulling Tobin off the ground prior to the clip ends.

    ‘I thought they were just coming down the street and all of a sudden they came charging at me,’ Tobin informed ABC 4, describing that the occurrence took place quickly after he appeared to the presentation.

    ‘Ten minutes before the armored vehicles showed up that’s when I arrived. When I decreased there to take images there was no mob scene. It was simply a lot of individuals loafing taking images. I was at completion.’

    Tobin stated he saw the officer coming at him, however he was not able to vacate the method fast enough.

    ‘He came charging at me with the guard stating “get back, get back, get back.”‘

    Tobin stated other demonstrators pertained to his help and attempted to call an ambulance, however it might not get across him.

    ‘They stayed with me. Bandaged up some of my cuts on my arms,’ he stated.

    Tobin stated Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown called him the next day to ask forgiveness.

    ‘He said that’s not the method authorities are expected to act, and he was going to check out it with internal affairs and the evaluation board, and do something about it,’ Tobin stated.

    ‘I told him whatever you’re going to do is great with me,’ Tobin continued, including that he he might talk to the officer who pressed him, he would state, ‘I hope you don’t do it once again.’

    Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall’s workplace stated the officer seen pressing Tobin has actually given that been gotten rid of from patrol tasks while Internal Affairs examines the occurrence.

    ‘A cornerstone of the movement we’re seeing is openness and responsibility, and Salt Lake City fears neither,’ Mendenhall stated Thursday.

    ‘We’ve got lots of remarks and queries from the general public looking for responses from some worrying things that have actually taken place. We welcome those demands.’

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