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'Cariol's Law' expected to be introduced at Buffalo Common Council Tuesday

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Posted at 2:06 AM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 02:06:34-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Another step towards police reform in the Queen City is anticipated Tuesday, as 'Cariol's Law' is expected to be introduced to the Buffalo Common Council.

That law is named after Cariol Horne, a former Buffalo police officer who was fired after she allegedly tried to stop another police officer from putting a Black man in a chokehold.

The law would protect any police officer who intervenes like Horne did, and protects them if they do intervene.

The law would also punish officers who do not try to stop the actions of another officer.