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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 3, 2015

Buffalo Police Officer Facing Third Civil Rights Charge

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment charging Corey Krug, 40, of Buffalo, NY, with two additional counts of deprivation of rights under color of law. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 years and a $250,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John E. Rogowski, who is handling the case, stated that according to the superseding indictment, on February 4, 2011, while on duty, Krug used excessive force during the arrest of an individual identified as D.R. causing bodily injury.

In addition, the defendant was indicted on a charge of deprivation of rights under color of law for an incident on November 27, 2014 (Thanksgiving Day). According to a previously filed complaint, Krug pushed an individual known as D.F. to the ground on Chippewa Street, pushed his knee onto D.F’s chest and used his night stick to strike the victim repeatedly in the legs causing pain, swelling and bruising.

In the original indictment returned by the grant jury on August 27, 2015, Krug was charged with deprivation of rights under color of law and filing a false report for an incident on August 29, 2010 while he was on duty. According to the indictment, the defendant used unreasonable and excessive force against an individual identified as M.W. Later that day, Krug filed a use of force report but failed to disclose that he struck the victim during the incident with an “impact weapon” causing bodily injury.

Krug will be arraigned on September 8, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder.
 
Today’s indictment is the culmination of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner
Daniel Derenda.

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Updated September 4, 2015