The same month in 2020 that George Floyd was killed while being arrested by police in Minneapolis, a man in Buffalo had a similar encounter with police.
Quentin Suttles said he thought he was going to die on the ground at the hands of police. It was a traffic stop on Madison and Eagle Streets on May 10, 2020. According to Suttles, he had just left a gas station on Jefferson where he noticed officers, in his words, “staring” at him.
Suttles said when he left the gas station, he turned the wrong way on a one-way street, and while attempting to make a three-point turn, he was pulled over by two Buffalo Police officers.
Buffalo Police body camera video shows the officers speaking with Suttles and a female passenger.