NEWARK — Cross-examination of an ex-Bayonne cop who pleaded responsible to police brutality fees stemming from a 2013 arrest resumed this morning within the federal trial of a fellow officer charged with overlaying up the incident.
Domenico Lillo, the disgraced former officer who admitted to putting a 20-yr-previous within the head with a flashlight whereas making an arrest in 2013, took the stand for the second straight day within the trial of Francis Types.
Types 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.
A lot of the questioning by protection lawyer Jack Arseneault has centered on Lillo’s interview with the FBI and U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace for New Jersey.
As a part of a plea deal Lillo struck with the federal government, he additionally admitted to individually aiding within the submitting of a false report to the U.S. Division of Housing and City Improvement to assist a relative fraudulently acquire a federally funded residence rehabilitation mortgage.
Arseneault additionally questioned Lillo about why he agreed to testify towards Types.
“In case you might do something to assist your spouse, you’d, proper? You have been hoping to get a deal for her, proper?” the protection lawyer requested.
“I feel that is protected to say,” Lillo replied.
“That is a variety of strain in your, proper?” Arseneault stated concerning the HUD expenses. “You are definitely going to jail in the event that they proved it, proper?”
Lillo responded within the affirmative.
The previous officer offered 4 hours of explosive testimony Wednesday. Sporting a darkish go well with and purple tie, he took the stand for an additional three 1/2 hours at this time earlier than the courtroom broke for lunch. He’ll resume his testimony following lunch.
On Wednesday, Lillo informed prosecutors that he absolutely anticipated using his flashlight to be omitted from the official incident report, which Types accomplished.
“It was my understanding… (that) when the incident report was written the flashlight strike can be omitted,” Lillo stated Wednesday.