A federal grand jury Thursday indicted the previous Bordentown police chief on expenses together with utilizing extreme drive throughout an arrest, the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace stated.
Frank Nucera, 60, who’s retired from the Bordentown pressure, was arrested final month and charged with a hate crime assault in addition to deprivation of civil rights beneath the colour of regulation. He’s additionally accused of creating false statements.
Former chief ‘dishonored the badge,’ official says
Authorities say Nucera has a troubling historical past of utilizing racial epithets when referring to African-People, together with the n-phrase. His alleged conduct got here to mild throughout an arrest in 2016 when he’s accused of slamming an 18-yr-previous youth’s head right into a doorway whereas he was handcuffed.
Following a public data request, Bordentown officers recognized the youth as Timothy Stroye, who was a Trenton resident on the time. A sixteen-yr-previous woman was additionally arrested, allegedly for failing to pay a lodge invoice.
Hours after the arrest, one of many officers who was current in the course of the incident recorded Nucera making racially hostile feedback concerning the teenagers and African People normally, in response to paperwork filed in reference to the case.
Nucera abruptly stepped down from the chief’s publish in February.
Employees author Kevin Shea contributed to this report.
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