“A Buffalo, New York, police officer who was videotaped calling a bystander an obscene, sexist term has been removed from his post for now.
Buffalo Police Department Commissioner Byron Lockwood suspended Lt. Michael Delong and launched an investigation, Mayor Byron Brown confirmed in a statement Monday.
“There is no place for that type of reprehensible conduct in the Buffalo Police Department and it will not be tolerated,” Brown said.
Ruweyda Salim, who filmed police stopping a man this week at a 7-Eleven, is seen on video confronting Delong about the amount of cops present to detain one man. Delong said the man had two crack pipes and attacked his mother. He told her that the suspect was violent and holding a weight in his hand.”