Buffalo Police officer Corey Krug has been found not guilty on three of four counts against him.
The jury remains deadlocked on one count.
Corey Krug was accused of using excessive force during an encounter with a man outside a downtown bar in 2014.
Krug has been on paid administrative leave from the Buffalo Police Department.
United States Attorney James Kennedy released the following statement following the verdict:
“The defendant, like every person on the street, is guaranteed certain rights under our Constitution. Among those rights are the rights to due process and a fair trial. The defendant exercised his constitutional rights and the jury acquitted him on three counts. That is the way our Constitution and our system of justice are supposed to work. We accept the jury’s verdict, and we will be seeking an immediate retrial of the defendant on Count 4 of the Superseding Indictment.”