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WKBW Catches Police Officer Beating Man on Camera

WKBW3A photographer at Buffalo ABC affiliate WKBW caught a police officer beating a man in a popular bar district early on Thanksgiving morning. The video has just been released, and it’s causing quite a stir.

In it, you can see Officer Corey Krug confront a man who was apparently about to get into a fight. The confrontation quickly turned physical, with Krug slamming the man onto the hood of a car, pushing him to the pavement and repeatedly hitting him with his baton, yelling at him to ‘Get up!’ That’s when other officers rushed to the scene, warning Krug that he was being filmed (by a WKBW photographer, who was following police officers on the job that day). Krug eventually let the man walk away. He was not arrested.

WKBW showed the tape to Buffalo Police commissioner Dan Derenda and Krug was suspended indefinitely without pay.

You can watch the video here.

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Police Charge WABC Weathercaster Heidi Jones for Lying About Rape

WABC weathercaster Heidi Jones has admitted to New York City police that she lied to them about an attempted rape. Jones now faces a charge of filing a false report in connection with her story that she narrowly escaped a would-be rapist while jogging in Central Park.

On November 24, according to the New York Post, Jones approached police saying that she had been dragged into a wooded area by a hispanic man who had tried to rape her before he was scared off by two passers-by. The story drew skepticism from the police since Jones did not approach them until two months after the attack allegedly occurred. Jones, 37, even told police that the attacker tracked her down months after the attack, convinced that she had reported the incident. Read more