A retired New Jersey police chief was condemned on Wednesday of lying to the FBI during a hate criminal activity examination in which he was implicated of utilizing excessive force against a black guy.
Jurors discovered the ex-chief, Frank Nucera, guilty of one count throughout his federal trial. They might not reach a decision on 2 other counts: hate criminal offense attack and deprivation of civil rights.
Prosecutors declare the former Bordentown Municipality authorities chief knocked the head of a handcuffed 18- year-old black guy against a doorjamb in September 2016 as he was being escorted from a hotel.
Officers responded to the Ramada hotel amid grievances declaring that 2 teenagers who were not guests were swimming in the pool. During the arrest, Nucera, who is white, allegedly yelled racial slurs and derogatory remarks, The Courier-Post reported.
Frank Nucera, 62, the previous chief of the Bordentown Township authorities, was convicted Wednesday of lying to the FBI in a hate criminal offense probe versus him.
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The indictment stated the teen, Timothy Stroye, was ” loudly grumbling” when Nucera approached him from behind and slammed his head into the metal doorjamb. The occurrence was reported by a cops officer.
Nucera was tape-recorded later that evening describing Stroye with blasphemy and the N-word, the indictment said. District attorneys discovered that other officers had been secretly tape-recording Nucera making racist comments for about a year.
In one recording, the former chief apparently said that he was tired of African-Americans, and that “it’s getting to the point where I might shoot one.”
In a 2015 recording, Nucera allegedly stated black people were “like ISIS, they have no worth. They need to line them all up and mow ’em down. I wish to be on the shooting team, I could do it.”
The previous chief has a history of utilizing racially charged language and using cops pets to daunt African-Americans, prosecutors said, adding that he harbored an “extreme, ridiculous, irrational and bigoted view” of blacks.
Jurors will satisfy Thursday to choose whether to resume considerations on the other two charges.
Nucera retired from the Bordentown Town force in 2017 after 34 years in police. He faces up to 20 years in jail and the loss of his cops pension.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.