A Buffalo police officer was caught on video shoving a 75-year-old man to the ground, causing him to bang his head on the sidewalk and start bleeding from the back of his skull.
Video shows the elderly man walk up to a line of riot-gear clad police officers near the City Hall building soon after a curfew went into effect on Thursday.
The officers shout out to the man to move back, then one of them pushes him, causing him to stumble backward and slam his head into the pavement, video shows.
One of the cops then bends down to check on him, but other officers pull him away and call for a medic.
The man was rushed to a nearby hospital and is in serious but stable condition.