After four years of litigation and a nearly three-week jury trial in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, Mr. Connors and Mr. Romano obtained a “Not Guilty” verdict on three of four counts of a Superseding Indictment accusing Buffalo Police Officer Corey Krug of excessive force in three separate incidents and falsifying a report in relation to one of those incidents. After eight days of deliberations, the 11-member jury reached its unanimous verdict, acquitting the officer of three of the four charges and deadlocked on the fourth charge.
Buffalo Police Officer Corey Krug, a decorated 18-year veteran of the Buffalo Police Department, was accused of violating the civil rights of three men through use of excessive force in three separate incidents – in 2010, 2011, and on Thanksgiving Day in 2014 – and falsifying a police report relating to the 2010 incident. The federal jury acquitted Officer Krug on the three charges tied to the 2010 and 2011 incidents, and deadlocked on the fourth charge tied to the 2014 excessive force incident.
As for the remaining Count Four of the Superseding Indictment, a new trial is scheduled to begin June 11, 2019.