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Buffalo Police Officer Alesia J. King Tuesday denied assaulting or harassing fellow officers taking her brother into custody on July 6.

King defended her actions during her non-jury trial before City Court Judge Margaret Murphy on misdemeanor and traffic offenses.

King, 38, denied blocking the patrol car taking her brother, Jeffrey Warrick, to jail and said arresting officers ignored her comments.

King will be cross-examined when the trial enters its fourth day today, when testimony is expected to conclude. Murphy said she likely will issue a verdict Monday morning.

An 11-year veteran of the force, King is charged with misdemeanor assault, harassment, obstructing governmental administration, and reckless endangerment and traffic violations of reckless driving, passing a red light and driving an unregistered vehicle. A former Broadway Station officer, she was briefly suspended after the incident but returned to work shortly thereafter.

Warrick, of Lisbon Avenue, a martial arts expert and fitness instructor known widely as "the Push-up King," currently is free of charges for his alleged fight with police on Jewett Avenue and attempts to escape. But he could still face a grand jury indictment.

Warrick was charged initially with second-degree assault, criminal mischief, second-degree attempted escape, resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration for allegedly kicking out the rear windows of a parked patrol car and kicking Officer Traci Calandra in the back.

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