BUFFALO, N.Y. - Buffalo Police officers Raymond Krug and Joseph Wendel, who are accused of excessive force in the 2009 arrest of four teenagers, have been found not guilty on all charges. A federal court jury issued the verdict on Friday afternoon.
Prosecutors were claiming that Raymond Krug shot a 17-year-old once in the leg with a B-B gun in the back of a police car as Joseph Wendel egged him on to shoot the teen again near his genitals.
One from Buffalo firefighter, Thomas Breski, who claimed Wendel admitted to the shootings, and the second from retired Police Lieutenant, Gregory Kwiatkowski, who was at the scene with them.
The defense tried pointed to Kwiatkowski's own history of violence and anger management issues while on the job, trying to paint reasonable doubt that he could have been involved in the shooting.