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BB gun shooting trial delayed until May

The trial of two Buffalo police officers accused of shooting a teenager with a BB gun will be delayed until May.

The federal civil rights case against Raymond Krug and Joseph Wendel was scheduled to begin Wednesday but was delayed because of scheduling conflicts with other trials.

The new trial before U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny will begin May 8.

Wendel and Krug, currently suspended with pay, are charged with using excessive against four teenagers during their arrest on Treehaven Road in May 2009.

The trial will also focus on a third officer, Gregory Kwiatkowski, a retired Buffalo police lieutenant who as part of a misdemeanor plea deal admitted using unnecessary force and agreed to testify against Krug and Wendel.

Krug and Wendel have denied the allegations.

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