Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW-TV) Eyewitness News is learning more about the Buffalo Police officers involved in an alleged case of police brutality.
A source close to the investigation has identified officer John Cirulli as the only officer suspended without pay in the police brutality investigation.
Officer Cirulli is one of six buffalo police officers allegedly appearing in the video captured by a bystander back on April 19th, showing one or more officers hitting suspect John Willet after he was handcuffed.
The other five officers are on paid administrative leave, including a local varsity football coach.
Officer Dennis Gilbert was identified by Saint Joseph Collegiate Institute as the school's football coach.
In a statement issued by the school, the school president, Robert Scott said:
"While St. Joe's does not have any information to conclude that Mr. Gilbert acted inappropriately, we are monitoring this situation and will defer any action until the investigation is complete."
'If in fact there are charges to be brought we will bring them as soon as the facts and the law justify those charges," said US Attorney William Hochul.
Hochul's office is working with the Buffalo Police Department and the FBI on the investigation, which raises the question of civil rights.
"Somebody who is acting under the color of law has obligations to protect the constitutional rights of others," said Hochul.
At this point none of the officers have been charged with any crime and it's unclear what officer Gilbert's involvement, if any, may have been when it comes to police brutality allegations.