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New York State trooper injured in riots takes legal action against City of Buffalo

Posted at 6:17 PM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 18:27:48-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A New York State trooper is taking legal action against the City of Buffalo after being seriously injured during a protest.

An attorney representing veteran New York State Trooper Ronald Ensminger says a Notice of Claim has been filed against the city. Ensminger was injured after being struck by a vehicle in June, while on duty on Bailey Avenue.

According to the claim, "the City of Buffalo violated policies and procedures which resulted in Trooper Ensminger being catastrophically injured on June 1, 2020, when he was struck by a vehicle being driven by Deyanna Davis. At the time Trooper Ensminger was injured, he was assigned to assist the City of Buffalo Police Department during the protesting and rioting on Bailey Avenue in the City of Buffalo."

Attorney Thomas J. Grillo, Jr., of John J. Fromen, Attorneys at Law, states Ensminger has not been able to return to work due to his injuries and will require more medical treatment.

Ensminger suffered a shattered pelvis and broken leg.

The City of Buffalo says they do not comment on pending litigation.

Davis is facing charges for the incident. Two other officers suffered injuries also.