The official quote from the Buffalo Police department was that the man in the video had been injured by tripping and falling.
It's been confirmed that the man in the video is in stable condition.
I've seen videos of the incident in front of Buffalo's City Hall in which an older protester appears to have been shoved by police, fell backwards and suffered a serious head injury. It sickens me. I've confirmed he is at ECMC in stable condition. My thoughts are with him now.— Mark Poloncarz (@markpoloncarz) June 5, 2020
NEW: We're learning more about the man seen on the video. He's 75 years old and a longtime activist, known to many in the Buffalo community.— Ali Ingersoll (@Ali_IngNews) June 5, 2020
For his privacy, I will not be releasing his name or other identifying information.
Update: The police responsible have been suspended.
After Brown announces suspension of two Buffalo officers, Cuomo issues statement calling the shoving of the 75-year-old man who fell and hit his head, then lay motionless, "wholly unjustified and utterly disgraceful," adds, "Police officers must enforce - NOT ABUSE - the law."— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 5, 2020