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Issues forces judge to delay ruling in Krug case

Posted at 5:36 AM, Feb 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-23 08:27:45-05

7 Eyewitness News has learned a federal judge will need more time to decide if charges will be dismissed in the case against officer Corey Krug.

The judge was expected to make a decision earlier this week but a recent order shows the judge needs more time.

Krug is the Buffalo police officer, recorded by a 7 Eyewitness News photographer, storming up Chippewa Street,  hitting a man on the ground with his baton. As a result, Krug is charged with federal civil rights violations.

Krug's attorney, Terry Connors, wants some, if not all, charges dropped.

The judge says he is making "substantial progress" toward a decision. A judgment will be issued by March 21.

Krug is suspended with pay.