Lawyer for ex-NJ police chief charged with hate crimes says his client was framed

August 22, 2018

Federal authorities bring bias charges against the former Bordentown police chief , Frank Nucera, for assaulting a handcuffed African American suspect while spewing racial slurs against the suspect and African Americans in general. Photo courtesy NBC10

By Staff

The New Jersey police sergeant who secretly taped his former chief using the N-word baited him and then deleted tapes that could have provided context, the chief’s defense attorney said in court papers filed this week in U.S. District Court in Camden.

The allegation was made by attorney Rocco Cipparone Jr. said in a motion to dismiss charges against former Bordentown Township Police Chief Frank Nucera Jr., who is nearing trial on suspicion of slamming the head of a handcuffed African American suspect into a door jamb because of racial bias in September 2016.

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