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Krug jury decides on three of four charges

Jury to deliberate on fourth charge Tuesday

February 25, 2019 - 3:58 pm

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Federal Court jury in the Corey Krug trial has come to agreement on three of the four charges in the police brutality trial.

Judge Richard Arcara will require the jury to reconvene at 9am Tuesday to continue deliberation on the additional charge against the Buffalo Police officer.

Krug, an 18-year-veteran of Buffalo Police, was charged in a four-count indictment of civil rights violations stemming from multiple incidents over the last nine years. The most recent incident came back in 2014, when he was caught by a Channel 7 photographer striking a man on Chippewa Street with his nightstick multiple times while that person was on the ground. He faces three counts of using excessive force and one count of falsifying a record.

Originally, the jury consisted of 12 people, though one of the jurors was excused from the deliberations because of wisdom teeth removal. The earliest she could come back is March 1. Prosecutors wanted the jurors to continue with only 11 people and cited a case from the 1980’s as precedent. Defense attorneys asked for the alternative juror to join deliberations, which would have forced the deliberations to begin anew.

Ultimately, the judge sided with the prosecution because of the currently length of deliberations.

If convicted, Krug faces a maximum sentence of ten years. 

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