Suspended Buffalo cop Corey Krug charged with using excessive force

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Buffalo Police Department officer who was caught on camera beating a person while in uniform is now facing federal charges.

The U.S. Attorney William Hochul says Corey Krug, 40, is facing federal charges of deprivation of rights under color of law. Police conducted an investigation into the alleged misconduct, saying Krug beat a man on Chippewa Street early on Thanksgiving Day.

A criminal complaint that charges Krug says the then uniformed officer grabbed a victim, pushed him against a car parked in the parking lot, then into the ground. The criminal complaint says Krug used his night stick to repeatedly strike the victim in the legs. The victim allegedly called out for Krug to stop the assault.

In addition to the federal case, a lawyer for the victim says he is suing the officer for police brutality.

If found guilty of the federal charges, Krug could face a maximum penalty of 10 years behind bars and a fine of up to $250,000.

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