A federal jury that founded guilty a previous New Jersey police chief earlier this week of lying to the FBI throughout a probe into claims he ‘d attacked a handcuffed black teenager deadlocked on two different charges versus him, prompting a judge to declare a mistrial on Friday.
The mistrial followed jurors failed to reached verdicts against Frank Nucera on hat- criminal offense and deprivation-of-civil-rights charges. Jurors deliberated for almost 48 hours over a number of days.
The former Bordentown Municipality authorities chief is accused of smashing the head of an 18- year-old black teen into a doorjamb while he was being escorted from a hotel throughout an arrest.
Frank Nucera, 62, the previous chief of the Bordentown Township authorities.
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Federal district attorneys said the assault was driven by bigotry, declaring Nucera had a history of making racist remarks. His own officers were so disrupted, they secretly tape-recorded him for over a year.
In one recording, Nucera, 62, allegedly said black individuals are ” like ISIS, they have no worth. They ought to line them all up and cut ’em down. I want to be on the shooting squad, I could do it.”
Prosecutors stated the previous cops chief harbored an ” extreme, ridiculous, illogical and bigoted view” view of African-Americans.
Nucera was amongst a number of officers who reacted to a Ramada hotel in September 2016 in the middle of problems of two teenagers who were not visitors swimming in the pool.
Timothy Stroye, was ” loudly complaining” while handcuffed before Nucera allegedly rammed his head into the doorjamb. Nucera rejected assaulting the teenager in an interview with the FBI.
Defense attorneys argued some officers wanted to get rid of Nucera since of his difficult disciplinary policies. The U.S. attorney’s office said it plans to retry Nucera on the two deadlocked counts.