Buffalo Police Officer Facing Another Civil Rights Charge
BUFFALO, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Corey Krug, 40, of Buffalo, NY, was who was recently charged by criminal complaint with deprivation of rights under color of law, has now been indicted by a federal grand jury on another charge of deprivation of rights under color of law involving a separate incident. The defendant was also charged with filing a false report. These new charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and fine of $250,000.
Assistant U.S. Attorney John E. Rogowski, who is handling the case, stated that according to the indictment, on August 29, 2010, while on duty, 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.
On August 12, 2015, Krug was charged by criminal complaint with deprivation of rights under color of law. According to that complaint, in the early morning hours of November 27, 2014 (Thanksgiving Day), the defendant 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.
Krug will make an initial appearance on the complaint on August 28, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at which time he will also be arraigned on the charge included in the indictment.
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.