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Judge declares mistrial in Buffalo Police Officer Corey Krug's case

Krug and his attorneys to be back in court in June
Posted at 5:36 PM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 17:36:15-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Attorneys for Buffalo Police Officer Corey Krug will be back in court in June.

A judge declared a mistrial on Wednesday on a fourth count, linked to video captured by a 7 Eyewitness News photographer in 2014 on Chippewa Street.

On Tuesday, jurors acquitted Krug on two counts of Deprivation of Constitutional Rights, and one count of Falsifying Records.

The judge presiding over this case decided on June for two reasons.

First was the attention this case got from the media, so the judge is giving it time to "settle down." The second is to have the case continue with the same legal teams.

In addition, Krug's lawyer Terry Connors said he wanted to file for additional motions.

Both sides agreed on a tentative date of June eleventh, with a pretrial conference set for May 30.

Connors reiterated once again that he believes the video shot by 7 Eyewitness News helps their case.

"We've always taken that position, that the video itself has certain frames in it that are very much congruent with the way we look at the case. Very much similar to our approach and our attitude in the defense," said Connors.

Although Tuesday was a victory for Krug, this will prolong the process for him. Which means he will not be able to return to work for some time.

"The most difficult part in this entire matter is the wait," said Connors. "For someone who's an active and a well-regarded police officer, to not be back out doing his job is the most difficult thing. That's compounded by what it does to the family as well."

At this point it's unclear much prison time Krug could face if he's convicted of Deprivation of Constitutional Rights.