NEWARK — A disgraced ex-cop offered 4 hours of damning testimony in the present day within the federal trial of Francis Types, a former Bayonne police officer accused of masking up a police brutality incident in 2013.
Domenico Lillo, the previous metropolis police officer who admitted to putting a person with a flashlight throughout an arrest in 2013, testified that he absolutely anticipated Types and different cooperating officers to cowl up his use of extreme drive on the night time of the incident.
As a part of a plea deal he struck with the federal government, Lillo is testifying towards Types, who faces one rely of falsifying data in a federal investigation and one rely of “misprision of a felony” — or appearing to hide a federal offense.
“It was my understanding… (that) when the incident report was written the flashlight strike can be omitted,” Lillo informed the jury.
The forty seven-yr-previous pleaded responsible in September 2015 to utilizing extreme pressure through the arrest of Brandon Walsh, who later sued the town in federal courtroom in 2014. In a separate authorized matter, The Jersey Journal has sued Bayonne to get a replica of the authorized settlement between the town and the Walsh household.
On Dec. 27, 2013, officers Lillo, Types and James Wade arrived individually at Walsh’s residence close to the nook of Avenue C and West 53rd Road. Walsh, 20, on the time, had an arrest warrant out of Sussex County for failing to seem in courtroom.
Lillo’s testimony was coupled with shot-by-shot evaluation by the prosecution of video footage from the night time of the incident.
Lillo could be seen within the footage hanging Walsh with a flashlight three totally different occasions. The footage exhibits Lillo hit Walsh within the brow together with his flashlight in clear view of Types and Wade, who have been additionally escorting Walsh away from the scene.
Walsh required 15 stitches following his arrest, prosecutors say.
“I used to be aggravated, upset,” Lillo stated sullenly throughout his testimony.
The prosecution, led by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jacques Pierre and Lee Cortes, then started questioning Lillo on occasions that instantly adopted.
Resulting from his accidents, Walsh was taken to Bayonne Medical Middle, stated Lillo, who rode within the ambulance with Walsh. Types arrived on the hospital shortly thereafter, Lillo added.
The prosecution introduced Lillo’s telephone data as proof and famous that he despatched a photograph of Walsh’s brow damage to Types with the caption “Whoop whoop, that is the sound of the police,” a reference to a well-liked KRS-One track.
“Look what occurs once you f— with us,” Lillo informed the jury when requested what his message to Types meant.
Lillo stated he meant to have a “silent dialog” off the document with Types about his use of extreme pressure, including that he “did not need to vocalize what had occurred.”
Lillo stated the 2 officers made their approach again to police headquarters, and on the best way, Lillo stated he tried insinuating to Types that using pressure not be included within the official report.
“I stated (to Types), ‘Holy s—, I can not consider…